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Heritage and Memory: HMS Belfast

Ben Humphreys, a second year History student at the University of Portsmouth, has written the following blog entry on the museum ship HMS Belfast for the Introduction to Historical Research module. Ben considers why the ship was chosen for preservation and reveals that political factors likely played a key role in the decision-making process. The […]

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Graduation 2019: A day of memories

Graduation is a always special day for tutors and, of course, students and their families and friends. In this blog the History team at Portsmouth share a few pictures from the day and reflect on the successes of their undergraduate and postgraduate students. Waiting to proceed to the Guildhall stage Today we watched our undergraduate […]

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Fear of the Unknown: An investigation into individual experiences of the D-Day campaign

Cameron Meeten, third year History student at the University of Portsmouth, wrote the following blog entry on the research he and his fellow students undertook as part of a final year group research project. Along with fellow final year students Ian Atkins, Dom Coombs, Patrick Kelliher and Chris Kyprianou, Cameron looked at the ‘fear of […]

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Heritage and Memory: The NAMES Project Quilt

Sophie Loftus, a second year History student at the University of Portsmouth, has written the following blog entry on Cleve Jones’ NAMES Project Quilt for the Introduction to Historical Research module. Sophie discusses how the quilt acts as an important memorial to the people who lost their lives to AIDS, while at the same time […]

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Using Visual Sources: Photographs as historical documents

Hannah Moase, a second year History student at the University of Portsmouth, has written the following blog entry on a photograph of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage headquarters for the Introduction to Historical Research module. Hannah uses the photograph to discuss the benefits – and limitations – of these visual historical documents in […]

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