What will I study during my History degree?
For all those embarking upon (or thinking of…) a History or History & Politics degree at the University of Portsmouth, it’s helpful to get a clearer picture of exactly what you’ll be studying. The tables below shows the core (purple) and optional modules available for 2022-23 for each year of study. As you can see, […]
Charting the major milestones of the Space Race: Wally Fawkes and the satirical cartoon
On 1 March 2023 the renowned jazz musician and cartoonist Wally Fawkes passed away aged 98. In his long career, Fawkes illustrated satirical cartoons for The Daily Mail under the pseudonym ‘Trog’. His most famous creation was the comic-strip ‘Flook’, but his illustrative work increasingly focused on British politics. In this blog, alumnus student Daniel Millard […]
Follow in the footsteps of history: Liberation Route Europe’s Hiking Trails network
Earlier in the year our Rob James participated in an outreach event hosted by Liberation Route Europe in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. LRE Foundation is an international network that brings together people and organisations who are dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Second World War. At the event, Rob took part in a panel […]
Bridging the gap between the academic and non-academic worlds III: Sharing local histories
In this blog Josh Wintle, who graduated with a History degree from Portsmouth last year (well done, Josh!), discusses a project he worked on in his second year with some of his fellow History students for the module ‘Working with the Past’, coordinated by Dr Mike Esbester. As part of their project, the students looked […]
Jewish Historians and the Construction of Regional Identities during the German Empire
Dr Mathias Seiter, Principal Lecturer and Subject Area Lead for History, has recently published an article in the journal German History on the importance of regional identities for Jews in imperial Germany. See below for the abstract, and if you want to read the article, click here. Abstract: The late nineteenth and early twentieth […]
UoP’s History Society announces exciting new events for 2023!
In this blog, third year History student Pauline Standley looks back on university life over the past few months, and outlines the exciting events UoP’s student-led History Society have planned for the new year. Now that 2022 has come safely to a close and the prospects of the new year are at the forefront of […]
Researching the letters of Allied service personnel in WW2: A student podcast
Recently, the internationally-renowned museum, The D-Day Story, published on their website a podcast recorded in 2022 by three second year History students, Amy Deighton, Jessie Rickman and Sam Marchetti. The students, who are now in the final year of their studies, worked with the museum’s archives as part of their assessment for the ‘Working with the Past’ module, […]