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Brookes alumnus co-curates exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Brookes alumnus co-curates exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Brookes alumnus Roger Brown has recently co-curated an exhibition on the British Impressionist painter Wynford Dewhurst at Manchester Art Gallery.

Brookes Undergraduate Research Success

Brookes Undergraduate Research Success

Three undergraduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have had their research selected to represent Oxford Brookes at a national level. Additionally, Olena Zyelyentsova and Georgia Shortman have been invited to share their research at the Posters in Parliament conference in March 2017.

Brookes historian appears on Woman's Hour to discuss recent publication

Brookes historian appears on Woman's Hour to discuss recent publication

Oxford Brookes historian Dr Melanie Reynolds has been interviewed on Woman’s Hour (Thursday 29 Dec 2016) discussing her recently published book

History academic speaks to press about Trump's inauguration ceremony

History academic speaks to press about Trump's inauguration ceremony

Oxford Brookes historian Dr James Cooper provided live commentary on US President Donald Trump’s inauguration day (20 January) with Heart FM News.

Double trouble: the terrorists’ alter ego

Double trouble: the terrorists’ alter ego

Last year the world saw a number of terrorist attacks, including the bombings at Brussels airport, the lorry attack in Nice on Bastille Day, the mass shooting at the Orlando nightclub in the US, the attack on the Christmas market in Berlin and the recent Istanbul nightclub shootings as people celebrated the New Year.

PhD studentships now available for September 2017 start

PhD studentships now available for September 2017 start

History professor briefs press on electoral prospects

History professor briefs press on electoral prospects

Oxford Brookes History Professor Glen O'Hara has been speaking to the press about electoral prospects in the lead-up to the next UK General Election.

Curating a success in art history at Oxford Brookes

Curating a success in art history at Oxford Brookes

Students studying History of Art at Oxford Brookes University are benefiting from a new module introduced to give them an insight into the theory and practice of curating.

Art History develops curating strand

Art History develops curating strand

Last year, the Art History team launched a new second-year module, Curatorial Practice.

Out of the Blue support local hospice with another festive charity single

Out of the Blue support local hospice with another festive charity single

Out of the Blue, Oxford’s premier all-male a cappella group have released their new Christmas Charity Single, a version of the festive classic ‘Sleigh Ride’.

Departmental Success in the National Student Satisfaction Survey

Departmental Success in the National Student Satisfaction Survey

On the 29 November, Oxford Brookes held an event to celebrate the results of the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Senior lecturer appointed to position of research chair

Senior lecturer appointed to position of research chair

Dr Tom Crook, senior lecturer in Modern British History, has been appointed as chair of the university's research degrees sub-committee.

Glass Tank set to exhibit The War Beyond the Western Front

Glass Tank set to exhibit The War Beyond the Western Front

The upcoming Glass Tank exhibition on “The War Beyond the Western Front” features the research undertaken through a collaborative project between Tudor Georgescu, Stephen Barker and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) Museum, and kindly funded by the AHRC Centre for Hidden Histories at the University of Nottingham.

Brookes alumna tracks down missing heirs

Brookes alumna tracks down missing heirs

Hannah Cooper, an Oxford Brookes History graduate, has recently started a career in probate genealogy, a career that allows her to directly apply skills learnt over the course of her degree.

History of Art student completes internship at Sotheby's

History of Art student completes internship at Sotheby's

Third-year History of Art student, Imogen Blears, completed a three month internship position at Sotheby's, one of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewellery, real estate and collectibles.

History professor interviewed by Da Vinci Code documentary

History professor interviewed by Da Vinci Code documentary

Professor David Nash, lecturer in 19th and 20th century British history, has been interviewed by a documentary interested in whether or not The Da Vinci Code is blasphemous.

Brookes becomes first University in the UK to offer virtual reality tour

Brookes becomes first University in the UK to offer virtual reality tour

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to recruit new students.

Part-time MA by Research Studentships available in the fields of Methodist History and Culture and Religious History.

Part-time MA by Research Studentships available in the fields of Methodist History and Culture and Religious History.

History of Art academic featured in award-winning film

History of Art academic featured in award-winning film

Professor of Art History Christiana Payne has featured in an award-winning film, highlighting the work of landscape painter Jeremy Gardiner.

It’s hard work being a smart girl: How today’s schools and screens retell some very old stories about gender and learning

It’s hard work being a smart girl: How today’s schools and screens retell some very old stories about gender and learning

Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University Michele Paule explores real and media worlds of the high-achieving girl at the start of the 21st Century to show how girls are still struggling with some persistent myths about how they learn and how they should be.

The Centre for Medical Humanities welcome their first research fellow

The Centre for Medical Humanities welcome their first research fellow

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are pleased to welcome Dr Emmanuel Betta to the research community at Brookes.

First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

Five students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received prizes for outstanding academic achievement in their first year of studies.

New first year offering for Brookes’ Philosophy course

New first year offering for Brookes’ Philosophy course

The Philosophy Course at Oxford Brookes has introduced two new modules into the first year syllabus.

Academics awarded prize for paper on history of Docklands regeneration

Academics awarded prize for paper on history of Docklands regeneration

Two Oxford Brookes academics have been awarded a prize for a research paper which explores the history of the regeneration of the East London docklands and the setting up of the London Docklands Development Corporation.

Doctorate studentship will explore sustainability reporting in Higher Education

Doctorate studentship will explore sustainability reporting in Higher Education

The department welcomes PhD student Katerina Kosta to the research community at Oxford Brookes. Her research will investigate sustainability in higher education, an emerging field as universities seek to become ‘greener’

PhD student receives funding award from Royal Historical Society

PhD student receives funding award from Royal Historical Society

Daniel Reed, a PhD student from Oxford Brookes University and a previous winner of a Royal Archives award, has now gained funding from the Royal Historical Society.

Oxford Brookes student joins regional newspaper on a journalism internship

Oxford Brookes student joins regional newspaper on a journalism internship

Emma Corr, a History and History of Art joint honours graduate from Oxford Brookes University has recently completed a journalism internship with regional newspaper the Leicester Mercury.

Oxford Brookes Philosopher Launches a Short Story Competition

Oxford Brookes Philosopher Launches a Short Story Competition

Dr Helen De Cruz, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford Brookes is organising a short story competition for the American Philosophical Association, to inspire writers of philosophical fiction.

Leading Humanities and Social Sciences academics recognised in new research excellence awards

Leading Humanities and Social Sciences academics recognised in new research excellence awards

The Research Excellence Awards are a new initiative introduced by the University as part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics.

Oxford Brookes Historian offers a new take on the making of modern public health

Oxford Brookes Historian offers a new take on the making of modern public health

This month sees the launch of a new book by an Oxford Brookes historian on the development of public health in the nineteenth century.

More doctoral success for the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion in a record-breaking semester

More doctoral success for the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion in a record-breaking semester

Last week, Melanie Bashor successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Engineering Tolerance: Origins of Multicultural Education Policies in the Atlantic World from 1941?1988.”

Oxford Brookes Communication, Media and Culture student undertakes BMW work placement

Oxford Brookes Communication, Media and Culture student undertakes BMW work placement

Natalia Miteva, a current Communication, Media and Culture student at Oxford Brookes University prepares to head back to her final year of study after completing a work placement with motor giant BMW Group UK.

Part-time MA by Research Studentships available in the fields of Methodist History and Culture and Religious History.

Part-time MA by Research Studentships available in the fields of Methodist History and Culture and Religious History.

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are pleased to offer two MA by Research studentships, one in the field of Methodist History and Culture and the second in the field of Religious History.

Framed! History of Art department bring portraits to life at Ashmolean LiveFriday event

Framed! History of Art department bring portraits to life at Ashmolean LiveFriday event

On Friday 13 May, the History of Art team at Oxford Brookes headed to the Ashmolean museum for LiveFriday, an after-hours experience.

Department of History, Philosophy and Religion receives excellent rankings in new Guardian University League tables

Department of History, Philosophy and Religion receives excellent rankings in new Guardian University League tables

The Guardian UK released their new University league tables and the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion achieved excellent rankings for a range of subjects.

PhD student wins prestigious Royal Archives Fellowship

PhD student wins prestigious Royal Archives Fellowship

Brookes Historian attends Downing Street reception to back remaining in the EU

Brookes Historian attends Downing Street reception to back remaining in the EU

On Tuesday 24 May 2016 Professor Roger Griffin attended a reception at 11 Downing Street, hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, as part of a non-party political event aiming to making a positive case for EU membership from a historian’s perspective.

Working-class mothers were not brutal or negligent but saviours of infant life

Working-class mothers were not brutal or negligent but saviours of infant life

A new book by an Oxford Brookes academic has challenged historians who cast nineteenth -century working-class women as the villains of infant life.

Oxford Brookes Historian receives Nobel Fellowship

Oxford Brookes Historian receives Nobel Fellowship

PhD studentships now available for September 2016 start!

PhD studentships now available for September 2016 start!

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas for a September 2016 start.

Get Published! A History of Art student showcases her research

Get Published! A History of Art student showcases her research

On Friday 15 April Oxford Brookes held their first ever University-wide research conference showcasing current undergraduate and postgraduate student research.

Oxford Brookes named as one of the best young universities in the world

Oxford Brookes named as one of the best young universities in the world

Oxford Brookes University has been named in the Times Higher Education’s 150 Under 50 Rankings for the first time.

Viva success from the Centre for Medical Humanities

Viva success from the Centre for Medical Humanities

The Department of History, Philosophy and Religion are delighted to announce two new Doctors of Philosophy: Dr Alexandra Barmpouti and Dr Hanna Choudhury, who both successfully defended their theses in March this year.

Cake: the short and surprising history of our favourite bakes

Cake: the short and surprising history of our favourite bakes

This week sees the publication of a new book by Alysa Levene, Reader in History at Oxford Brookes University.

Christmas viva success for the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Christmas viva success for the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Brookes Professor joins The Royal Historical Society Council

Brookes Professor joins The Royal Historical Society Council

Professor Andrew Spicer has recently taken up the post of Literary Director of the Royal Historical Society (RHS).

Uncovering the art of curating, the new module in History of Art

Uncovering the art of curating, the new module in History of Art

Curatorial Practice is a new module offered by the History of Art department designed to introduce students to the world of curatorship.

Doctorate success for the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Doctorate success for the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion

Oxford Brookes history professor speaks about British business and its relations with the European Union

Oxford Brookes history professor speaks about British business and its relations with the European Union

Professor Glen O'Hara spoke at the British Academy last week about British business' relations with the European Union.

Brookes historian unearths scandalous divorce for BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

Brookes historian unearths scandalous divorce for BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2016 start

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2016 start

To mark its 150th Anniversary, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in January 2016.

Brookes historian comments on Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader

Brookes historian comments on Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader

Brookes historian lends expertise to BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Brookes historian lends expertise to BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Brookes historian lends expertise to BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Brookes historian lends expertise to BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?

David Nash, Professor in History at Oxford Brookes University will be appearing in tomorrow’s episode of BBC 1 series Who Do you Think You Are? (Thursday 17 September).

Brookes Professor named as editor of prestigious new journal

Brookes Professor named as editor of prestigious new journal

Professor William Gibson from the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion was named as the editor of a new international journal in an announcement in the Times Literary Supplement last Friday (19 June).

Brookes History students contribute to commemorating old members’ war service

Brookes History students contribute to commemorating old members’ war service

Two students on the History Work Based Learning module have been kicking off a new project to trace former Brookes students who fought in major conflicts.

History graduate talks on BBC Radio Northampton about Charles Bradlaugh MP

History graduate talks on BBC Radio Northampton about Charles Bradlaugh MP

Oxford Brookes history graduate, Liam Howley, was interviewed on Sunday 15 February 2015 with Helen Blaby on BBC Radio Northampton about Charles Bradlaugh, the MP for Nothampton 1880–1891.

History professor writes in The Independent on the rise of insurgent politics

History professor writes in The Independent on the rise of insurgent politics

Professor Glen O'Hara has contributed another of his semi-regular pieces to The Independent online.

What a result! Research excellence in History is great news for staff and students

What a result! Research excellence in History is great news for staff and students

The recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) has produced a fantastic result for the History subject area and History students at Oxford Brookes.

Brookes historian contributes to an exhibition on Progress and Hygiene

Brookes historian contributes to an exhibition on Progress and Hygiene

Celebration of newly published authors in Humanities and Social Sciences

Celebration of newly published authors in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences recently celebrated the launch of six new publications across various subjects.

Explaining and Experiencing Ebola

Explaining and Experiencing Ebola

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw recently contributed to an episode of the BBC Radio 4 series Beyond Belief on ‘Plague Narratives and Ebola’ which sought to explore the impact of religion and ideas of sin, guilt and punishment on explanations for the current, devastating epidemic of Ebola.

British politics is heading back to 1974

British politics is heading back to 1974

How Ought War to be Remembered in Schools?

How Ought War to be Remembered in Schools?

David Aldridge, Programme lead for Professional Education courses, recently led a seminar at the Institute of Education discussing ‘How Ought War to be Remembered in Schools?’

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2015 start

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2015 start

A range of research studentships are now open to applications in ten subject areas across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The closing date for applications is 24 November 2014 and successful applicants will begin their studies in January 2015.

Brookes historians help two more celebrities trace their roots

Brookes historians help two more celebrities trace their roots

Research degree funding on your mind?

Research degree funding on your mind?

The serious issue of academic freedom and historical writing in Modern Indian History

The serious issue of academic freedom and historical writing in Modern Indian History

Academic freedom and historical writing in modern Indian history are serious issues that currently concern Professor Waltraud Ernst, Professor of History.

Student citizen journalists engage with communities

Student citizen journalists engage with communities

Joanne Bailey uses gender as an analytical tool in all her research into the history of marriage

Joanne Bailey uses gender as an analytical tool in all her research into the history of marriage

Professor Joanne Bailey uses gender as an analytical tool in all her research into the history of marriage, parenting, and ideals of women’s and men’s behaviour.

Oxford Brookes history lecturer writes on election prospects for The Independent

Oxford Brookes history lecturer writes on election prospects for The Independent

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Students' Conference Held at Brookes

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Students' Conference Held at Brookes

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences picks up two awards at Brookes Union Teaching Awards

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences picks up two awards at Brookes Union Teaching Awards

The Faculty had two winners on the night, each receiving a beautiful glass trophy. Dr Ian Holgate won Best Single Learning Experience for a fantastic and "inspirational" visit he organised for Art History students to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Eighteenth-Century Sexual Politics on BBC Radio 3

Eighteenth-Century Sexual Politics on BBC Radio 3

Professor Joanne Bailey contributed to BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking discussing ‘Eighteenth-Century Sexual Politics’.

Weeping Sailors and British Manliness at the National Maritime Museum

Weeping Sailors and British Manliness at the National Maritime Museum

Major OutBurst planned for May

Major OutBurst planned for May

Oxford Brookes’ annual festival at Pegasus Theatre, this year entitled OutBurst, is again set to thrill audiences with cutting-edge research showcases and events.

Communication, Media and Culture lecturer contributes to book on scary monsters

Communication, Media and Culture lecturer contributes to book on scary monsters

Parisian adventures for Brookes Art History students

Parisian adventures for Brookes Art History students

Dr Marius Turda to give one public lecture to the university and a seminar to students of the Centre of European Studies while he is Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin

Dr Marius Turda to give one public lecture to the university and a seminar to students of the Centre of European Studies while he is Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin

Brookes historian writes for The Independent on Ed Miliband's use of history

Brookes historian writes for The Independent on Ed Miliband's use of history

Ryan Farrell wins Professor Detlef Mühlberger Prize for the best MA dissertation

Ryan Farrell wins Professor Detlef Mühlberger Prize for the best MA dissertation

Professor Waltraud Ernst was presented with the Bhatia medal at St John's Research Institute at Bangalore, India, after delivering the Major General S. L. Memorial Oration 2013

Professor Waltraud Ernst was presented with the Bhatia medal at St John's Research Institute at Bangalore, India, after delivering the Major General S. L. Memorial Oration 2013

Joanne Bailey to give talk about using social media as a resource for historians

Joanne Bailey to give talk about using social media as a resource for historians

Joanne Bailey co-authors (racy) popular history book on marital breakdown!

Joanne Bailey co-authors (racy) popular history book on marital breakdown!

Senior Lecturer interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford about the recent Daily Mail controversy

Senior Lecturer interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford about the recent Daily Mail controversy

Oxford Brookes Symposium on the Exceptional Human Animal

Oxford Brookes Symposium on the Exceptional Human Animal

Professor Christiana Payne and Dr Dinah Roe co-organised a two-day conference that looked into Pre-Raphaelitism and its past, present and future

Professor Christiana Payne and Dr Dinah Roe co-organised a two-day conference that looked into Pre-Raphaelitism and its past, present and future

Oxford Brookes Lecturer writes on electoral prospects in The Independent

Oxford Brookes Lecturer writes on electoral prospects in The Independent

Dr Chiara Beccalossi  has recently co-founded a new seminar series on the History of Sexuality at the Institute of Historical Research, London

Dr Chiara Beccalossi has recently co-founded a new seminar series on the History of Sexuality at the Institute of Historical Research, London

Dr Chiara Beccalossi has been invited to talk about her monograph in Bologna, Italy in September 2013

Dr Chiara Beccalossi has been invited to talk about her monograph in Bologna, Italy in September 2013

Chiara Beccalossi awarded Visiting Fellowship to Dartmouth College to contribute an international collaborative project

Chiara Beccalossi awarded Visiting Fellowship to Dartmouth College to contribute an international collaborative project

Dr Marius Turda interviewed by Sarah Rainey for a feature article on Nazi Bride Schools published in The Daily Telegraph

Dr Marius Turda interviewed by Sarah Rainey for a feature article on Nazi Bride Schools published in The Daily Telegraph

Oxford Brookes conference to present new and innovative approaches to the study of Pre-Raphaelitism

Oxford Brookes conference to present new and innovative approaches to the study of Pre-Raphaelitism

Oxford Brookes Historian, Professor William Gibson, discovers the existence of hitherto unknown Bletchley Park codebreaker

Oxford Brookes Historian, Professor William Gibson, discovers the existence of hitherto unknown Bletchley Park codebreaker

Oxford Brookes Historian Dr Joanne Bailey helps Downton Abbey star Nigel Havers trace his family tree on BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are

Oxford Brookes Historian Dr Joanne Bailey helps Downton Abbey star Nigel Havers trace his family tree on BBC1's Who Do You Think You Are

Reader in History, Dr Joanne Bailey, talks about marriage, surnames and identity on BBC Radio Leeds

Reader in History, Dr Joanne Bailey, talks about marriage, surnames and identity on BBC Radio Leeds

Dr Marius Turda interviewed on BBC History by Dhruti Shah about the Nazi sterilisation law of 1933 and its implications for the history of eugenics

Dr Marius Turda interviewed on BBC History by Dhruti Shah about the Nazi sterilisation law of 1933 and its implications for the history of eugenics

Travel Grant Award from the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK

Travel Grant Award from the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK

What turns someone into a terrorist?

What turns someone into a terrorist?

Roger Griffin, Professor of Modern History, is coming to be recognised internationally as a major expert on terrorism. Following the recent Boston and Woolwich attacks, Roger has written for the University publication Research Forum on what motivates people into enacting such atrocities. An edited extract of the article is presented here.

Dr Sabine Chaouche elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Dr Sabine Chaouche elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

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