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The historical journey of Christmas turkeys

Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been researching the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food.

Mon 19 Dec 2016, 16:44 | Tags: Food, Arts, History

Mental health in prisons unlocked by historical research

Researchers in the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick are investigating the impact of solitary confinement in prisons on mental health over the last 150 years, drawing on archival evidence, including the Howard League Archives held at Warwick University’s Modern Records Centre, and the memoirs of real prisoners.

Tue 04 Oct 2016, 12:01 | Tags: University of Warwick, mental health, History

Professor Giorgio Riello explores the history of luxury in his new book

Luxury: A Rich History is the latest book by Professor of History at the University of Warwick Giorgio Riello. Luxury is a rapidly changing global industry that makes the headlines daily in our newspapers and on the internet.

Fri 27 May 2016, 09:54 | Tags: Book, Community and region, Campus Life, Community, History

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