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New book by Plymouth history graduate

Marc Partridge, a Plymouth History BA and MRes graduate, recently published a study of policing in Plymouth in the 19th Century based on his MRes research entitled 'Policing in Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse'.
<p>'Policing in Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse 1800-1886' by Marc Partridge front cover</p>

Plymouth Historian edits special issue of leading legal history journal

Dr Daniel J. R. Grey edited a special issue of the journal Law, Crime & History on the subject of The Child at Risk in Modern Britain'.

This issue contains articles by leading historians and legal scholars into the question of ‘the child at risk’ was understood and responded to in the 19th and 20th century.

The journal and articles can be downloaded from the SOLON online journal.

<p>Snowball fight old-fashioned Victorian image</p>

Plymouth history interns help make Histories of the Unexpected podcast a success

The Histories of the Unexpected podcasts by Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis have had a successful first year – over 40 ‘unexpected’ areas have been explored ranging from the bookcase to the fart.

Find out more about how interns have helped to make the podcast a success

<p>Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell<br></p>

Histories of the Unexpected Professors James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis

Summer research success at Powderham Castle

Three history students spent three weeks working alongside students from the University of Pennsylvania. They made some amazing finds in the archives and helped to organise a series of successful talks and lectures in the castle.

Find out more about the research project at Powderham Castle

<p>Plymouth history students with the Earl of Devon</p>

Plymouth history students undertake summer research at Britannia Royal Naval College

During their first year at the University, as part of our Plymouth Plus module, our first year students used the archives and library at Britannia Royal Naval College to carry out research.

Find out more about their experience at the college

<p>Edward Morton and Donna Maughan working at BRNC</p>

Cornerstone at Powderham Castle

The history department at Plymouth is currently engaged on a two-year project at Powderham Castle, Devon, in partnership with the Historic Preservation program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Find out more about the project at Powderham Castle

<p>Cornerstone Heritage - Powderham Castle</p>

Launch of Cornerstone Heritage

In April 2017, Professors James Daybell and Daniel Maudlin from the history team launched Cornerstone Heritage – the University's interdisciplinary research group in cultural heritage, looking at how we live with, use and understand the past through things, spaces, traditions and memory.

Find out more about Cornerstone Heritage

<p>Cornerstone heritage</p>

New book by Dr Jameson Tucker

Dr Jameson Tucker's new book The Construction of Reformed Identity in Jean Crespin's Livre des Martyrs adds greatly to our knowledge of early modern France.  

Find out more about Dr Tucker's new book

<p>Jameson Tucker book</p>

Histories of the unexpected podcast

Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis (TV Historian and Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth) launched an exciting new podcast series that explores histories of the unexpected. 

Listen to our new history podcast

<p>Histories of the Unexpected hero</p>

Plymouth history student Leah Mason wins Maritime History dissertation prize.

Third year history student Leah Mason won the British Commission for Maritime History final year dissertation prize in 2016 for her thesis entitled 'The Turks are upon our coasts: The effects of 17th Century Barbary piracy in Devon and Cornwall' 

Find out more on The British Commission for Maritime History website.

<p>Leah Mason</p>

New book by Dr Harry Bennett

Dr Harry Bennett's work on The Royal Navy in the Age of Austerity 1919-22 is a major new study on the navy in the aftermath of World War 1.

Find out more about Dr Bennett's new book

<p>Harry Bennett book</p>

First year field trip to London visiting a series of important history and heritage sites

Students visited the Tower of London, Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate Britain. They had a chance to get behind the scenes of history with a guided walking tour of Soho and a tour of the National Maritime museum at Greenwich.  

<p>First year history students at the Tower of London</p>

Roosevelt Institute Scholarships

Each year 10-12 third year history students win scholarships to visit the Roosevelt Institute to undertake dissertation research. with its massive resources on American history, we are the only UK institution which sends our undergraduates to study here.

<p>Third year Jack Burridge at Roosevelt Institute</p>

New book by Professor James Daybell

Professor James Daybell edited a ground-breaking collection of essays on the importance of letters in early modern society entitled Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain. 

Find out more about James' book

<p>James Daybell book</p>
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