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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

Screenwriter and director Oliver Stone receives honour from University of Warwick

Director and screenwriter Oliver Stone has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick at a special ceremony today (11 March 2016)

New facts about Queen Elizabeth I revealed like never before in award winning historical volumes

Several hundred manuscripts and early printed texts have been transcribed afresh by over 40 scholars based at the at the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of the Renaissance to produce a series of award winning books entitled, John Nichols’s The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources.

Wed 02 Dec 2015, 17:39 | Tags: English literature, Awards, English, History

New book by Friends of the Earth to spark debate and action on women's empowerment to protect our natural environment

‘Why women will save the planet’ released today features 25 articles and interviews from leading lights in the environmental and feminist movements including Dr Sarah Richardson of the University of Warwick’s History department.

Wed 25 Nov 2015, 15:20 | Tags: Book, Environment, History

50th Anniversary cookery book shows new students the art of ‘Simple Scoff’

Students and academics from the University of Warwick, working with the Vice-Chancellor’s wife Lynda Thrift, have put together a cookery book as a part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Simple Scoff: The Anniversary Edition. The book offers cheap, simple recipes and cooking tips from around the university. It also features illustrations and poems by former students and staff such as BBC media correspondent Torin Douglas.

Fri 04 Sep 2015, 15:51 | Tags: Publishing, Students, Alumni, Community, History, Academic Staff

Family support more important than pre-school care in securing children’s wellbeing

The government needs to focus as much on supporting deprived and disadvantaged families as it does on increasing the number of hours of free pre-school care if it is to secure the best outcomes for young children, according to new research from the University of Warwick.

Tue 14 Jul 2015, 11:12 | Tags: Research, Education, History

Warwick researcher awarded prestigious grant to study Haitian slave revolution

An Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick’s School of Law has received a prestigious grant to study the Haitian slave revolution of 1791–1804. Dr Philip Kaisary’s Fulbright Scholar Award will see him travel to the US next month to begin the year-long research project at Vanderbilt University, on one of the most selective scholarship programmes operating worldwide.

Tue 26 May 2015, 14:09 | Tags: University of Warwick, Social Sciences, Research, Law, History

The world of the secret policeman

The truth about how real-life totalitarian secret police go about spying on citizens and shutting down dissent will be uncovered at the University of Warwick next month.

Wed 16 Oct 2013, 10:15 | Tags: Arts Centre, Economics, Campus Life, History

University of Warwick Book Festival 2013

Tickets are on sale now for the inaugural University of Warwick Book Festival 'Worlds of History', which takes place on Saturday 15 June at Warwick Arts Centre.

Fri 10 May 2013, 15:08 | Tags: Literature, Festival, Arts Centre, English, History

The Making of Early Modern Scientific Knowledge

This two-day symposium is the first UK-based attempt to bring together an international group of researchers working on knowledge production processes in Europe 1500-1800, from a number of different disciplines including the history of medicine and science, global history and geography.
Tue 22 Jun 2010, 15:30 | Tags: Sciences, Symposium, Medicine and Health, History

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