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Coventry’s medieval story told like never before

The City of Coventry Freemen’s Guild, with the support of the Lord Mayor’s Office and the University of Warwick is launching Coventry’s first medieval colouring book. The book illustrates life in medieval Coventry and celebrates the city’s rich history and heritage.

Wed 02 Nov 2016, 11:55 | Tags: Community and region, History, Arts

Historical writing explored at Warwick Words History Festival

Warwick Words History festival will showcase three University of Warwick academics in venues around the historic town of Warwick.

What can we learn from the global history of food?

The Global History of Food, a new undergraduate module in the History department at the University of Warwick is the first of its kind in the UK. The module explores our long history of growing, eating, cooking and selling food, from ancient times to the present, from vegetarianism to the first battery chicken.

Thu 06 Oct 2016, 15:52 | Tags: University of Warwick, Food, History, Arts

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

Luxury: A Rich History is the latest book by Professor of Global History and Culture 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, 10:15 | Tags: Community and region, Book, Campus news, History

Lessons today's banks should learn from the US Great Depression?

New research from the University of Warwick serves as a warning to banks not to over invest in mortgages.

The study was conducted by Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay who examined the state of banks in 1920s Chicago, the city which had the highest urban bank failure rate in the Great Depression.

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