Monthly Archives: March 2010

Re-reading the Past

Saving Cardiff’s Rare Books Collection For decades, Cardiff Council Library hid a treasure – a collection of 18,000 rare books purchased and donated in the nineteenth century for the benefit of the people of the city. During the twentieth century, … Continue reading

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Science, Race and Slavery

What we’re reading: Chris Evans on Darwin’s Sacred Cause Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin’s Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins (Penguin, 2010). The popular image of Charles Darwin is of a reclusive sage, wholly driven … Continue reading

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History Cinema: “The Search”

Introduction and Screening: Thursday 18th March By the end of World War II, Europe faced a refugee crisis involving seven million people. This was a major challenge for the allied victors. Their response can be reconstructed through the memoirs and … Continue reading

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Married to the Party?

Labour Women MPs – the 2010 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture image src=”http://historydivision.blogs.southwales.ac.uk/files/2010/3/13/wilkinson.jpg” alt=”Photo of Ellen Wilkinson” class=”left”> In this year’s Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture, Professor June Hannam, associate dean at the University of the West of England, spoke on ‘Writing … Continue reading

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Recipes, Remedies, Receipts: seventeenth-century medicine revealed!

New Website: Early Modern Remedies Three hundred years ago, ‘snail water’ and ‘oil of swallows’ were just two out of thousands of everyday remedies that people routinely used to cure their variety of ailments. But where did this knowledge come … Continue reading

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Refugees – whose responsibility?

History Workshop: Women and Refugees University of Glamorgan, G.304 and G.305: Saturday 13 March 2010, 10.00-14.00 There have always been refugees but in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s there were some of the most monumental and severe refugee crises … Continue reading

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History Cinema: “Waltz with Bashir”

The Israeli “Apocalypse Now” image src=”http://historydivision.blogs.southwales.ac.uk/files/2010/3/6/waltz-with-bashir-001-433.jpg” Introduction and Screening: Tuesday 9th March In 1982, Israel launched “Operation Peace for Galilee” and invaded the Lebanon. There followed one of the worst atrocities of the Arab-Israeli conflict: the massacre of hundreds, perhaps … Continue reading

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