Historical Studies

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An archive for the Aberystwyth Law School  - over a hundred years of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University – has now been established, and at present is now securely located in the Elystan Morgan Building on the AU Llanbadarn Campus.

THE ASSASSINATION OF LADY DE WINTER :
FEMALE POLITICAL CRIMINAL OR GENDER VICTIM ?

A deconstruction of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers as an elevation of misogyny

Research and methodological questions :

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DIGGING INTO THE PAST

ARCHAEOLOGY ! SELF PORTRAIT AS A KIND OF HISTORIAN

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This is a fairy tale of protest and legal change in the Western Lands in the fading days of Empire, but as Scheherazade might say, there is much that can be learnt from these never-ending stories of interesting deeds and powerful metaphor.

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Goronwy Rees was the Principal of University College of Wales, Aberystwyth from 1954 to 1957, before being ousted by the university establishment there – on the face of it, largely on account of his connection  with Soviet spies. Aberystwyth’s now half-remembered ‘Cold War Vice-Chancellor’ ?

This is part of research into the impact of early twentieth century political cartoons, as part of campaigns against certain entrepreneurial activities such as William Lever's move to set up a monopolising trust in the soap industry. The cartoon, a parody of William Lever (later Lord Leverhulme…

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It is still possible to walk along hedgerow bound paths and small lanes from White Waltham or Waltham St Lawrence to the secluded site of Shottesbrooke church and House. Even this far into the twenty first century, here is a genuinely rural experience, though this quiet countryside is hemmed in…

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ATROCITY AND THE ERASURE OF MEMORY

KAZUO ISHIGURO’S BURIED GIANT: CASTING A BRITISH LEGEND AS A WAR CRIMINAL

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In recent years I have started to get together regularly with friends from some way back in the past, people I knew at school, but rather lost sight of in the intervening years. This has been pleasurable, not just as nostalgia, but as a way of reflecting on a common starting point followed by…

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