Monthly Round Up: March


Photo attrib. Tom Parnell, CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0


Professor Ali Ansari has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Dr Gillian Mitchell received a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, which will be used for a three-week research trip to London in June to continue research for her current project, ‘The “Older Generation” and Popular Music in Britain, c.1955-1975’.

Staff Activity

Dr Rory Cox appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Making History on 15th March to explain why 1453 is his favourite year in history.

Professor Rab Houston was an invited panel member at a conference in Durham on 19th March: ‘Law & Society in Early Modern England: A Conference in Memory of Chris Brooks’, Round Table 1 – Law in Early Modern England.

On 22nd  March, Dr Gillian Mitchell presented a paper entitled ‘Moral Panic? The Reactions of Newspapers to Rock ‘n’ Roll, 1955-1963′ at the conference Recording Leisure Lives: Deviant, Delinquent and Degenerate Leisure in 20th Century Britain, held at the University of Bolton.

On 30th March, Dr James Nott appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Thinking Allowed’, talking to Laurie Taylor about his new book Going to the Palais: A Social and Cultural History of Dancing and Dance Halls In Britain, 1918-60.

Auldhame-front-cover.jpgRecent Publications

Justine Firnhaber-Baker, ‘Soldiers, Villagers, and Politics: The Role of Mercenaries in the Jacquerie of 1358,’ in Guilhem Pépin, Françoise Laine, and Frédéric Bouboule (eds), Routiers et mercenaires pendant la guerre de Cent ans (Ausonius: Bordeaux, 2016), pp. 101–14.

Aileen Fyfe, ‘Journals and Periodicals’, in Bernard Lightman, ed., A Companion to the History of Science, (Wiley, 2016), pp. 387-99.

Anne Crone and Erlend Hindmarch, with Alex Woolf, Living and Dying at Auldhame: The Excavation of an Anglian Monastic Settlement and Medieval Parish Church (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 2016).

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