Category Archive: History at York

“Their Name Liveth For Evermore”: Memorialisation of the First World War in York

The meanings expressed in, and drawn from, memorials are contested by historians. What can York’s First World War memorials offer to the debate?
AUTHOR: SOPHIE TURBUTT

Chocolate and Feminism: Exploring the Changing Role of Women in Rowntree’s Chocolate and Cocoa Advertisements, 1930-1960

Our latest article considers the changing status of women in Rowntree’s chocolate and cocoa advertisements between 1930 and 1960.
AUTHOR: ELEANOR OLIVER

The York Historian Meets: Oleg Benesch

The York Historian meets University of York lecturer, Oleg Benesch

The York Historian Meets: Michael Walkden

“The university historian doesn’t have to be the only gatekeeper of the truth of the past.”
The York Historian’s Paul Kerr meets PhD student, Michael Walkden.

The Battle of the Somme film review

In early November, Professor Andrew Higson gave a talk at a screening of the film ‘The Battle of the Somme’. This article outlines the talk given, and discusses the film in that light.
AUTHOR: CATHERINE METCALFE

Doing the Dissertation: Tips for researching and writing an undergraduate History dissertation

Writing and researching for a dissertation is no easy task. Here, tips and tricks for making the challenge more achievable are considered.
AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN and others.

The History of an Idea: The Paradoxes of Magna Carta in its 800th Year

This weekend we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta — but are we celebrating an idea rather than a reality? AUTHOR: LAURA FLANNIGAN