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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 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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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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Crucifixion in Cilfynydd

THE HISTORY SOCIETY PRESENTS … GARETH WILLIAMS The image of Wales as ‘the land of song’ is based on the renown and immense popularity of its choral singing, particularly among the coalfield communities of the valleys. This period was also … Continue reading

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Desperate Remedies?

The History Society Presents … Alun Withey What was it like to experience illness or surgery during the seventeenth century? This was a time when trained doctors were rare, surgery excruciatingly painful, if not fatal, and remedies concocted from a … Continue reading

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The History Society Presents …

Fiona Reid Glamorgan University’s new History Society has been a huge success: membership is growing and the Society has led the first of many expeditions, to the British Museum’s Moctezuma Exhibition. The next enterprise is a series of guest lectures, … Continue reading

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The History Boys and the Bayonet

Investigating the Butcher Blade Imagine the scene: students moving into a shared house in Abercynon. A van full of furniture, an empty house awaiting the house-warming party. After much puffing and panting we get the furniture in and get ready … Continue reading

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The beginnings of a new society

The History Society has been resurrected this year by a group of students who call themselves ‘The History Boys’: enthusiasts who enjoy any subject with historical significance. The society has taken off with an excellent response from the student body … Continue reading

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Double First for History

Glamorgan’s History Division tops the League for Student Satisfaction Glamorgan’s History Division was placed joint first in Wales in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Now, the Times Good University Guide 2010 has ranked the division first among Welsh history departments … Continue reading

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