Author Archive | Simon Smith


CFP: Social History Conference 2015

Portsmouth University, March 31st – April 2nd 2015  A call for papers has been announced for the Social History Society’s annual conference to be held on 31st March – 2nd April 2015 at the University of Portsmouth. The annual Social History Society Conference is the largest gathering of social and cultural historians in the UK. Proposals […]

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“We’ll Meet Again!” Saturday 8th November 2014

Meet the Guernsey evacuees who fled their homes to northern England in June 1940, just days before Germany invaded their island. An event for all the family. Admission free. Activities for all ages. Hear their stories and discover how 17,000 Guernsey children, teachers and parents adjusted to life on the British mainland during WW2. Thousands came […]

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“The Sure Shield of Britain and of her Empire in the Hour of Trial”: sailors in the First World War

Given the upcoming centenary of the Great War this year it is understandable that we find ourselves saturated with discussions of the tragedy that befell the European empires in 1914. Yet, despite this wide and encouraging engagement with the topic, the key focus of popular debate is centred on the many millions who died fighting […]

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