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Archiecture, planning and health – why understanding the past helps the present

Posted on 15 July 2024 by Keir Waddington

Juliet Davis and Keir Waddington reflect on working together across disciplines to understand the interconnections between architecture, planning and health What started as a conversation in 2022 about Covid, planning, […]

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Finding traces of Chinese American histories during conference trips

Posted on 17 June 2024 by Keir Waddington

In this blog post, Dr Helena Lopes writes about encountering Asian history in the US. International conferences are a regular part of academic life. Their abrupt interruption or transfer online […]

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Living with Seasons

Posted on 11 June 2024 by Keir Waddington

In this multi-authored post, a series of scholars from Cardiff explore the idea of living with seasons from different perspectives It is the time of year when trees are in […]

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Perishables: Encounters with the Ephemeral in the early East India Company Archive

Posted on 28 May 2024 by Keir Waddington

In this blog, Mark Williams reflects on what a chance encounter with 350-year old pieces of cloth in an archive might tell us about the history of the English East […]


Infinitely Obscure Lives: Disabled Convicts and their Loved Ones

Posted on 7 May 2024 by Keir Waddington

In this blog, Emily Cock reflects on her recent researching findings in Australia and giving voice to those disabled prisoners normally overlooked in our histories. This year I was lucky […]

Ethical principles for research within conflict

Posted on 15 April 2024 by Keir Waddington

In South Sudan, there’s no ethical review process for research – but a huge amount of research gets done, especially by South Sudanese researchers working for international humanitarian and development […]

‘Betrayed by Comrades’ (Cold War Conversations)

Posted on 25 March 2024 by Keir Waddington

Alice, Dora Kleinová and Vlasta Veselá in Spain Liz Kohn, a postgraduate research student in Czechoslovak history, has been investigating the political and private lives of two Communist women, Alice Glasnerová and […]

Living with Seasons

Posted on 18 March 2024 by Keir Waddington

In their blog post, Mark Williams, Rachel Herrmann, and Keir Waddington talk about their exciting new project together Living with Seasons. It is becoming increasingly apparent that humans have taken […]

Keeping It Real. Or What Was Stalinism, Exactly?

Posted on 11 March 2024 by Keir Waddington

In his post, James Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Russian History, asks what is 'real' about Stalinism. There once was a peasant whose worldly possessions, apart from his home, amounted to […]

Habitual Petitioners: John and Jane Danyell

Posted on 19 February 2024 by Keir Waddington

In this blog post, Lloyd Bowen, Reader in Early Modern and Welsh History, writes about an inveterate Elizabethan petitioner who was incarcerated for forging the earl of Essex’s correspondence. In […]