Global History and Culture Centre blog on pandemics
Dr Guido van Meersbergen has published a GHCC blog on pandemics at: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ghcc/blog/
One piece features Amy Evans, our GHCC secretary at: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ghcc/blog/amy_and_the .
Professor David Lambert writes about the "The fall of Edward Colston"
David's piece about the toppling of the bronze statue of Edward Colston can be read at:
Faculty of Arts Online HE Fair
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick is holding an online HE Fair on 13 May 2020 from 1pm to 3pm, this HE Fair is held in conjunction with UEA and Goldsmith University covering a number of Arts and Humanities subjects including History. Further details can be found at:
Professor Hilary Marland provides expert opinion on BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are?
In a first for Who Do You Think You Are?, father-and-son comedy double-act Jack and Michael Whitehall join forces to investigate their family tree. They discover the tragedy that left Jack’s great grandfather (Michael’s grandfather) an orphan. And tracing their line back to Wales in the 1830s, they find out about a Tory ancestor's role in opposing the Chartist movement for wider voting rights.
Professor Hilary Marland features in the programme, which is now available on BBC iPlayer.
Professor David M Anderson features on BBC Radio 4's File on 4
BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme this week examined the experiences of the Kenyan tea workers affected in the post-electoral violence in Kenya in January 2008. The workers are now trying to get compensation for murders and rapes from Unilever, the owner of the tea estate where the violence occurred. An interview with Professor David M Anderson features in the programme. The programme, entitled Bitter Brew is now available on the BBC Sounds website.
Professor J E Smyth (author of "Nobody's Girl Friday”; Professor of History at Warwick University), Karina Longworth (author of "Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood"; creator of the "You Must Remember This" podcast), and Victoria Riskin (author of "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir"; former president, Writers Guild of America, West), were recently interviewed by KQED News:
A Retroactive #MeToo from Hollywood's Golden Age
In 2017, the #MeToo Movement began exposing Hollywood’s culture of sexual violence, which then broadened into a global rallying cry. But sexual coercion and abuse has long had a place in Hollywood as three recently-released books attest. The books examine the working conditions of women during Hollywood's Golden Age and the abuses of casting couch predators like Howard Hughes and Harry Cohn. We'll talk with the authors about the vast contributions - and challenges - for women in the studio era.
Please see the KQED News website for the full interview podcast.