Our blog is dedicated entirely to History. History for the sake of history, for the sake of knowledge and sharing that knowledge, but also for our own sake and, (why not), the fun. Enjoying History while writing, reading, learning it…It’s something we have present and everyone should.
We, as history students (and not forgetting other collaborators) from the University of Winchester, will write about our interests in history with total freedom, but also about what is history, why do we study it, and the importance of history and us historians (or potential historians) for mankind and the world. Everyone is welcome to read and comment here. It doesn’t matter if you are a historian, a history fan, or just someone with curiosity, you are all welcome.
Now here are some short introductions from the current W.U Hstry Team!
Lillian C.G: I am Lilly and I came up with the idea of a history blog in 2010. I really wanted to write about history, but about what I liked or what we didn’t cover in class. So I gathered some fellow students and started this little project. I am technically a cultural historian, with a focus on the Viking Age, and art! But I like knowing bits and pieces from all over history and the world, so often you will find me blogging about whatever I can think of – more often than not cool stuff that has nothing to do with my PhD 🙂
Alex Popović: Hello readers, I’m Alex. You’ll mostly see me writing about Viking history on this blog, as Early Medieval is my favorite period. I also enjoy looking at different forms of warfare and weaponry throughout history. I’ve been told this makes me a warfare specialist, but i still write about many other things when something takes my interest 🙂
mtbell95 :Hi I’m Matt, I’m a modern historian, mainly interested in sport and music history. I enjoy the modern world because I enjoy seeing how past events have shaped the present and why things are happening the way they are.
answerellie: I am a Winchester graduate of 2016. My interests cover English and European medieval and Renaissance history covering 1100 to 1600, and my undergraduate dissertation covered King John’s Anglo-Welsh social and political alliance. I occasionally stray into the modern twentieth century but tend to focus on Medieval/Renaissance social and cultural history particularly queenship.
lauraljpotter: Hi I’m Laura, I mostly focus on social, cultural, women’s and minority history all around the world, especially Europe. I have a tendency to become obsessed with the less remembered historical figures!
Samantha: Before I joined wuhstry in 2014, I thought I knew what history I enjoyed writing about. I was always fascinated by Military History as a child, I thought that would continue well into my university studies. However since studying for my undergraduate degree in History, I have become interested in many more aspects of history. These topics include; Migration, Religion, Gender and Culture. I still like Military History but I tend to write about a variety of periods and or topics now.
Dan: I’m Dan and I prefer Classical and Medieval history but It’s all interesting. In my spare time I read a lot and I want to teach History at secondary level.
Ellie (Lavender)-I’m interested in Tudor history and I work at the Tudor House in Hampshire. I also like religious history.
Aaron Lee: “I am a single honours history student at the University of Winchester and an award-winning museum volunteer from Oxford. Despite my taste in the modern parameters of history, I am more than happy to delve into its classic, medieval and ancient realms. My interests land me with my personal assignments in the fields of 20th century action, political debacles and my local history of Oxford and her university. If you do see anything from me that deviates from this list than you know It has peaked my interest regardless!”
Emily : I like early modern and modern history, history of marginalised groups, specifically concerning women and race. I really love reading so enjoy looking at literature as a source for certain themes and periods 🙂
We will do our best to keep the blog updated with certain frequency (at least once a week). Feel free to post, to comment, to interact and share opinions and criticisms (seriously, please) and to share our passion.
We hope you enjoy it!
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