Faculty of Humanities 2015-16 Postgraduate funding

20 October 2014

The University of Southampton’s Faculty of Humanities is delighted to announce a range of studentships.

Meet the Study Abroad Bloggers!

25 September 2014

We’re pleased to introduce our new Study Abroad Bloggers, a collection of five Humanities Undergraduate students who are currently on their third year abroad study/work placements.

Former student receives military training honour

12 August 2014

A former University of Southampton student has been awarded the Queen’s Medal after completing his army officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Mystery message found in First World War kilt

31 July 2014

A University of Southampton academic is hoping to trace the descendants of a seamstress or garment packer who left a note hidden in the folds of a kilt destined for a soldier heading to the Front in the First World War.

Developing your research project; free online course to support you

4 July 2014

A free, pioneering online initiative to help people develop basic research skills launches today at the University of Southampton.

Leading scholars discuss the start of the First World War in Eastern Europe

2 July 2014

Specialists in the history of the Habsburg Empire and the South Slav lands from a dozen countries gathered at the University of Southampton for the only conference this year in Western Europe to focus on the impact of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at Sarajevo in June 1914.

In memory of Philip S Haffenden

16 June 2014

Philip S. Haffenden, who taught in the University from 1963 to 1985, latterly as reader in American history, has died at the age of 88. His most important publication was New England in the English Nation 1689-1713 (OUP, 1974).

Medieval manholes: the plumbers who led the way in utility maintenance

10 June 2014

Research by a University of Southampton professor has revealed the story of the medieval plumbers who maintained a complex water supply system, which was centuries ahead of its time.

Undergraduate historians’ original research teaches vital skills

6 June 2014

Seven second year history students have been investigating the Fovant Badges, eight regimental crests cut into the chalk hillside near Salisbury, some dating back to 1916.

Call for papers

15 May 2014

International Conference, All Africa House, University of Cape Town, 14-16 April 2015

‘Old World, New World: Jews in Transition’