Category Archives: History: Student Life

Woman in a Man’s World : Ceri Carter on Magdalen Lloyd

Ceri Carter, USW History graduate and research student, spoke at Swansea today on Magdalen Lloyd, whose letters from London give us a rare perspective on early modern women’s history. Ceri used Magdalen’s letters – featuring controlling cousins, persistent suitors, and … Continue reading

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History Graduates and Prizewinners – Treforest, July 2013

Congratulations to all of our 2013 graduates. Graduation Gallery – click on images to enlarge Read more about the Ursula Masson Memorial Prize and about our 2013 graduates at the USW website.

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Sachsenhausen 1: the ‘Geometry of Total Terror’

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 The gateway to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Photo: Pete Driscoll As we walked through the gates of the former concentation camp Sachsenhausen on the outskirts of Berlin, under the obscene slogan `Through Work, Freedom’ … Continue reading

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Berlin Notes: Weimar Cinema comes home

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz, Home to the German Cinematheque. Photograph: Caitlin Freitag. Twenty years ago, the Potsdamer Platz was Europe’s biggest building site. While the Berlin Wall was in place, the square was … Continue reading

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History through a Lens – German Film

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Visit to the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen (German Cinematheque – Museum for Film and Television) Along with history, film has always been one of my greatest passions. One of … Continue reading

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Shifting Perspectives: Berlin’s Jewish Museum

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Axes of Jewish Experience. Photo: Pete Driscoll. The axes of experience at the beginning of Daniel Libeskind’s controversial annex to the Jewish Museum in Berlin disorientate the visitor. They are below ground and … Continue reading

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Aufarbeitung – a new word for history

History Student Fieldtrip to Germany, July 2011 Visiting the Foundation for the ‘Aufarbeitung’ of the SED Dictatorship With Dr Ulrich Maehlert (far right): Gary Brady, Pete Driscoll, Huw Edwards, Ceri Carter, Linda Graham, Dave Pennell, Jonathan Durrant, Kirsty Pullin, Norry … Continue reading

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Making History in Berlin

Dave, Kirsty and Katie follow the traces of the Berlin Wall How do we remember and discuss the past? It’s a complicated question for any society, and nowhere more than in Germany. Germans are already preparing for the extraordinary ‘constellation … Continue reading

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Student Trip to Germany

The History Division has won funding from the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to bring a group of second-year students on an educational tour of Germany this summer.  Fifteen students will visit Berlin, Munich and Nuertingen to learn more about … Continue reading

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World War I – Acrobatic Antics

Acrobatic Antics According to the Literary Digest for 1917, this photograph records a moment of “Military Foolhardiness” Was the photograph staged? Probably not. The surrounding area looks very much as though the region has been devastated by bombardment and fighting. … Continue reading

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