The winner of the prestigious Wolfson Prize for history 2019 has praised the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for supporting curiosity-driven research that “helps people really understand the past”.
People across England and Wales are being invited to share their own poetry about the places they live in and love as part of an ambitious plan to create a digital map of Poetry for England and Wales.
This shell-tempered ceramic bowl has been partially reconstructed after Pitt-Rivers acquired it, and bears one single word, painted onto the outside: THAMES. Many objects from Pitt-Rivers’ collection are recorded simply with the provenance of the River Thames – which may mean an object recovered from dredging the river, may imply it was found on the Thames foreshore in London or along the banks of the river further upstream, or even may represent a purposefully vague provenance given by a dealer that usefully removes any possibility of coming from privately owned land. Whatever the case for this object, there is no doubt that today the modern text has become an integral part of this medieval object. (Pitt Rivers Museum Accession Number 1884.35.38).
With express reference to 21-day regimens, it is suggested that the domestic schedule of the sixties housewife might be matched to routine self-administration of oral contraceptives. 1966. Physician's circular, No.4 in a series of 7 / Parke Davis, 'Norlestrin-21'. By kind permission of Pfizer. Courtesy of Julia Larden, and the Wellcome Library, London. Photography by J Borge 2014 CC BY 4.0
A look at the life of Joan Whittington, post-war pioneer of the British Red Cross
Christmas as we know it today began in the Victorian period. Before Queen Victoria took to the throne in June 1837 there were no Christmas cards, no crackers and no turkey. But by the end of her reign, the ancient midwinter festivities had been transformed into something we would all recognise.
These textiles explore the influence of content, cloth and context on viewer perceptions. The images were developed to create a visual narrative about the experiences of John Edgar Bell, a Quaker and conscientious objector in WW1.
A new report from the AHRC highlights the role arts and humanities research plays in developing our understanding of the environment and our place within it.
How have hatred and violence shaped queer modern identity and culture?
The Old Bailey Online turned crime into television gold
“Kamengeri was the shepherd for King Rwogera’s goats. He died because of these goats.
In the beginning there were so many. But people kept saying ‘please give me three goats in exchange for one cow.’ And Kamengeri relented. So it went on until there were not many goats.”