21 March 2014
The John Henry Hansard Charitable Trust was established through a bequest left by Dr J H Hansard (died 1979) and his widow, Rosemary Jean (‘Jeanie’) Hansard. Dr Hansard was the last lineal descendant of Luke Hansard (who became the first Printer to the House of Commons in 1799), was a notable benefactor of the University of Southampton during his lifetime and was an honorary graduate of the University.
11 March 2014
The University of Southampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), giving people the opportunity to explore Portus, the ancient port of Rome.
7 March 2014
Professor Anne Curry has been confirmed by Culture Secretary Maria Miller as one of five new Trustees to the Board of the Royal Armouries. The appointment is for four years.
20 February 2014
The University of Southampton will be holding its Sixth Wellington Congress 9-12 April 2015. Keynote speakers will include Rory Muir and Roger Knight.
17 February 2014
The First World War will be remembered through a series of thought-provoking events at the University of Southampton. Academics in History, English, Film and Music have been organising the commemorations throughout 2014 and 2015 which will include seminars, exhibitions and concerts. There will also be a major international conference, lifelong learning study days and a summer school for secondary school pupils.
14 February 2014
A leading scholar of Cultural History and Sexuality Studies has delivered the third Stonewall Lecture in Humanities. Professor Laura Doan from the University of Manchester addressed the audience 'On the Entanglements of Queer Memory and History: The Case of Alan Turing'. It was chaired by Mark Cornwall, Professor of Modern European History.
13 February 2014
After the death of Henry VIII in 1547, clerks compiled an inventory of his possessions; more than 50,000 items were listed, worth around £600,000. Details of the goods are now being revealed in a series of illustrated books containing listings and essays from leading scholars, co-edited by Southampton historian Professor Maria Hayward.
10 February 2014
Former history lecturer Dr Edgar Feuchtwanger has returned to the University of Southampton to talk about his career as a specialist in British political history. However, to many people, he is better known as the man who lived on the same street as Adolf Hitler during the 1930s in Munich.
10 February 2014
One hundred years after the start of the First World War, historians will gather at the University of Southampton to discuss events surrounding the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo, the ‘spark’ that ignited the Great War that raged across Europe for four years.
31 January 2014
The University of Southampton is opening its doors this year to students from around the world. A unique International Summer School will introduce them to the best of British culture with classes in English Literature, Film Studies, History and Music, visits to historic places and vibrant cities including London and Bath and organised social events.