Mental Health Awareness Week 2024
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by ljones
2w ago
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual campaign aiming to combat stigma and promote understanding of mental health running from 13th to 19th May. At the History Faculty Library, we have put together a display on the history of mental health, featuring books that shed light on the struggles individuals have faced with their mental and behavioural health and the evolution of attitudes towards mental illness throughout history. It also includes works on the history of emotions, exploring how humans have expressed and understood their complex feelings over time. As well as physical books, we ..read more
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Calling 2nd year UG historians: get ready for your thesis research in Trinity Term
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by iholowaty
1M ago
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Throughout Trinity term, the library is offering a range of classes and talks (History Faculty Canvas – restricted access) designed to support Oxford second-year UG historians who are working towards their thesis. It’s a very exciting time for all budding historians, as it offers you the opportunity to engage in primary research on a subject of your own devising, and to work out arguments which are entirely your own (not a synthesis of the conclusions of others). You will work as a historical scholar in your own right and will taste the kind of academic work unde ..read more
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Trial until 17 May 2024: Subculture Archives
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by iholowaty
1M ago
We are now trialling Subculture Archives and welcome feedback from students and researchers. This resource is useful for the study of social and cultural history, visual culture, and more generally, the lived experience of the British youth as they grew up in the 20th century. Important: Click on ‘Log in via your University or Institution’. Select ‘University of Oxford’ and enter your SSO. Subculture Archives provides online access to a multimedia archive of primary sources which documents 100 years of youth culture through the scenes, styles, sounds and signifiers of different youth movemen ..read more
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History Thesis Fair for undergraduates on Thurs 25 April (week 1): explore – discover – meet specialists
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by iholowaty
1M ago
We are delighted to run the History Thesis Fair for second-year undergraduates this year on THURS 25 APRIL 2024 2-4pm, Exam Schools. Come and meet over 50 specialists to talk about resources for your dissertation topic!  The Fair is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a wider perspective on the wealth and riches of research sources available for your field of study. At the Fair you can learn about resources you may not yet have yet considered and meet the curators of collections who can guide you towards relevant material or useful finding tools. 30 stalls will cover many ar ..read more
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Earth Month 2024
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by ljones
1M ago
Earth Month takes place during April every year, with Earth Day falling on 22 April. First held in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG’s annual campaign aims to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide”, and focuses this year on Planet vs. Plastics. Since the 1960s and 70s, more and more historians have been asking how previous generations used and inhabited their own environments, how the environment has shaped human history, and how people in the past dealt with ecological crises such as those we are facing today. At the History Faculty Library, we have put up a display of books ..read more
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Easter Closure
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by scloudesley
1M ago
Just a reminder that the Radcliffe Camera will be closing for Easter today at 9pm, Thursday 28th March and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2nd April. We wish you all a very happy Easter weekend ..read more
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Could you be the next Gale Student Ambassador for Oxford University?
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by iholowaty
2M ago
Calling Oxford University students: fancy getting paid business experience with a global publisher? Gale is an international publisher of digital archives and other library resources such as eBooks. Gale’s primary sources include full archives of newspapers like The Times, The Telegraph, the Daily Mail and The Economist, as well as period and topical archives like Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Archives of Sexuality and Gender. Gale are recruiting students to undertake awareness-building activities, so more students find out about, understand and use these fascinating archives! Stud ..read more
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Trial until 10 April 2024: The Civil & Military Gazette Online, 1876-1963
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by iholowaty
2M ago
Oxford researchers are invited to trial The Civil & Military Gazette Online, 1876-1963. Civil & Military Gazette Online, 1876-1963 ©Brill Published in Simla and Lahore, The Civil & Military Gazette stood as an unrivalled media institution, offering extraordinarily broad perspectives on South Asia during the late 19th and 20th centuries. This database offers access to holdings from 1876-1963 and covers British rule in India at its height, partition and the early years of the independent countries of India and Pakistan. As well as political events, the paper also cultivated and pub ..read more
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Women’s History Month 2024
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by ljones
2M ago
As it’s now March, the History Faculty Library is celebrating Women’s History Month! This annual campaign is a chance to celebrate and remember women’s contributions to history, culture and society, with International Women’s Day falling on 8 March. Many institutions in Oxford and around the world, including the Ashmolean Museum, will be highlighting women’s stories to inspire us all year round. Check out more IWD events in Oxford here, including the 35th Oxford International Women’s Festival. This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Inspire Inclusion. At the History ..read more
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New: Expulsions from German Universities during National Socialism
Bodleian History Faculty Library at Oxford
by iholowaty
2M ago
We are delighted to report that historians now access have to Vertreibungen aus den deutschen Universitäten im Nationalsozialismus = Expulsions from German Universities during National Socialism via SOLO or Databases A-Z. This database provides short biographical descriptions of German academics that were forced to leave their academic jobs during the Nazi regime. The expulsion of numerous scientists by the Nazi regime’s brutal policy of exclusion, and the international refugee movements it caused, can be regarded as a significant turning point in the history of science. The “cleansing” of the ..read more
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