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Maynooth University unveils ancient medieval manuscripts

By Fri, Dec 12, 2014 5:05PM UTC 4 Comments

Maynooth University is calling on historians, academics and interested scholars to research and unearth the stories behind 16 medieval manuscripts now on display in the university’s Russell Library. The manuscripts, from the collection of St Patrick’s College Maynooth, lay largely untouched for nearly 200 years, with most of the works not identified until now. A...

Top Ten ranking for SOAS School of Law

By Mon, Jun 09, 2014 11:21PM UTC 0 Comment

The SOAS, University of London School of Law is listed in the top ten law schools in the United Kingdom, after rising 20 places in the recent Guardian University Guide 2015. The School of Law scored very highly with its student satisfaction rates: teaching (90.8%); feedback (74%); courses (87%). The School of Law also increased...

Universal Languages

By Wed, Nov 27, 2013 2:44PM UTC 0 Comment

Hi there! I’m Justin. I’m a Canadian studying history (of science, technology & medicine) at King’s. This is my first experience living abroad, and I was certainly nervous about transitioning to a new culture in the midst of beginning postgraduate studies. I’ve been in London for nearly three months now, and so far, fortunately, it has proven to be a relatively smooth process.If you know what to look for, there are numerous forms of universal languages that make transitioning to new environments easier. ...

British newspaper archives

By Wed, Nov 20, 2013 7:24AM UTC 0 Comment

This week saw the start of my run as co-convener of History Lab‘s Methods Workshop, together with the brill Barbara Warnock from Birkbeck. History Lab is run for postgrads by postgrads, and the idea of the Methods Workshop is that attendees get the opportunity to hear from those in the midst of their research, on the way they go about that research.We began with a session on archives, which we held on Monday at Senate House. I live tweeted, and you can find a Storify of my tweets here - they cover hidden archives at Senate House, the use of archives...

Brookes Music and History student to work on British Library exhibition

By Thu, Jul 11, 2013 10:19PM UTC 0 Comment

Rachel Arnold, a third year Music and History combined honours student, has been asked by the British Library to contribute some blog posts for their new exhibition Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. Rachel’s research for an interdisciplinary dissertation, comparing the use of the radio in 1930s Britain and Nazi Germany, has revealed new data – that in...