News archive - 2012

The Nicholas Orme Lecture in Medieval History 2012

On Wednesday 14th March 2012, Michael Wood will give a talk on ‘King Athelstan: The Maker of England?’, 5.15pm-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Queen’s Building

Ground-breaking new book on public attitudes to the outbreak of World War 1

Dr Catriona Pennell, Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, has just published a ground-breaking study.

New student exhibition – ‘Film and the Rise of the Female Consumer’

Five undergraduate History students have curated a new temporary exhibition in the University’s Bill Douglas Centre.

Over 20 new academic posts advertised in Humanities disciplines

The continuing success of the College of Humanities means we are advertising over 20 new academic posts at all levels.

Largest analysis of public opinions at outbreak of World War I challenges popular myth

A groundbreaking book presents new evidence that challenges the way we understand British and Irish responses to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.

Exciting funding opportunities for doctoral study in History at the University of Exeter

For applicants who are interested in joining our exciting research community, we are offering two doctoral funding awards

New Light on Medieval Magic

Dr Catherine Rider's book Magic and Religion in Medieval England has recently been published by Reaktion Books, and looks at popular magical practices in medieval England and how the Church reacted to them.

Centre for Medical History presents Industrial Folk Songs & Stories of Working Life

Join us for an evening of music, drama and discussion focusing on how folk music gives insight into the working lives of people, past and present

Exeter academics contribute to Festival of Social Science

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC’s) Festival of Social Science, the University of Exeter is holding several events to share their research in mental and physical health with the wider public.

Project to bridge the gap surrounding Ireland and the First World War

With Ireland’s ‘Decade of Commemorations’ underway, historians at the University of Exeter and Goldsmiths, University of London have created a special website to gather information and knowledge about Ireland’s involvement in the First World War.

College professors appointed research strategy leaders

Two academics from the College of Humanities have been appointed to lead themes from the University’s brand new research strategy for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS).

Close as a blade-shaving and masculinity

Moustaches from the classic handlebar to the dramatic Dali are soon to be cut short as the month of Mo’vember draws to a close, and clean shaven faces return from their period of charitable exile. 

Research council selects Exeter academic to lead the way

University of Exeter historian Professor Andrew Thompson has been selected as one of the new Leadership Fellows for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 

The Paddon Award - an arts competition

The University of Exeter is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2013 Paddon Award.

History Society Journal encourages critical thinking outside the classroom

The much anticipated second issue of the student-led History Society Journal is out now

Medieval New Year resolutions both a blessing and a blaspheme

The custom of making resolutions for the New Year goes back to the Medieval period. As the year end approaches, a University of Exeter historian has shed light on how the future was predicted centuries ago.  

Medical historian shortlisted for prestigious history award

A book by a medical historian from the University of Exeter has been shortlisted for the Longman/History Today Book Prize 2013.