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’

Hone your research skills

Hone your research skills to satisfy your curiosity

14 May 2014

The University of Southampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help people improve their research project skills and share ideas.

Award for Third Reich Concert Hall project

1 May 2014

Southampton's Professor Neil Gregor (History) has just been awarded a £40,000 Leverhulme Trust Research Grant for a two-year project on The Symphonic Concert Hall in the Third Reich. The work blends the social and cultural history of concert-going with anthropology of the senses to answer the question 'how did Germans consume classical music in the Third Reich?'

Professor Mark Stoyle

Southampton historian joins the debate on Cornish identity

29 April 2014

University of Southampton historian Professor Mark Stoyle took part in discussions on BBC Radio 4 about the people of Cornwall on the day the UK Government announced they would be recognised as a national minority for the first time.

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John Henry Hansard Research Studentship 2014-17

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.