History news

2 Jun 2015

‘Century of cinema’ in the Oxford DNB

The latest update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography—published on Thursday 28 May 2015—adds biographies of 105 men and women active between the fourteenth and the early twenty-first century.

15 May 2015

Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo: a free online course (MOOC)

The University of Southampton, the home of the papers of the first Duke of Wellington, is launching a free, three week course on Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo, starting on 8 June.  The course is led by Chris Woolgar, Professor of History and Archival Studies at Southampton, where he was formerly curator of Wellington’s papers.  You can sign up at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/wellington-and-waterloo/