Illuminating the ordinary: exploring the work of George Eliot

In the bicentenary year of writer George Eliot, Professor Ruth Livesey, AHRC Leadership Fellow 2019-20 Provincialism: Literature & Cultural Politics, explores how Eliot was shaped by the education and experience she received while living in the Midlands, and how she believed 'art had a responsibility to show a provincial life could be just as full … Continue reading Illuminating the ordinary: exploring the work of George Eliot

The Fall of the Berlin Wall: British residents remember November 1989

The past week has seen commemorations marking the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall and in our latest blog post, Dr Grace Huxford, Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol and AHRC Leadership (Early Career) Fellow, 'British Military Bases in Germany: Living with the Cold War and its Legacies, 1945-2000' shares the … Continue reading The Fall of the Berlin Wall: British residents remember November 1989

Reflecting on Women’s Rowing: Oral Histories and Sporting Lives

By Lisa Taylor The pace of change in women’s sport is quickening. More media airtime is being dedicated to elite women’s sport, while efforts to connect with more women with sporting participation through initiatives like Sport England’s This Girl Can have enjoyed hugely positive reception. Campaigns highlighting women’s achievements in sport, and their under-representation in … Continue reading Reflecting on Women’s Rowing: Oral Histories and Sporting Lives

‘Mythical Florence’: Where Does the Lady with the Lamp Stand Today?

As the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's death approaches, an AHRC-funded project is looking to commemorate it by looking back at the regional representations of the lady with the lamp. In this week's blog Dr Jonathan Godshaw –  describes Nightingale's uncomfortable relationship with public representations of herself.