Black History Month rooted from America and was first known to be ‘Negro History Week’. Created by Carter G. Woodson in 1926, this aimed to honour African Americans’ contribution towards US history. However, it was only in 1976 when it became a month-long celebration.
Stan Lee was a profoundly influential figure in comics; as comics have now crossed over to dominate Hollywood, with many of the highest-grossing films of the last decade featuring characters co-created by Lee, his influence only continues to grow. However, while his legacy involves some of the best-known and most-loved characters of all time, it is not without controversy or complication.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part III
Dr Sara Wolfson’s students ask what we can learn about the Renaissance court through art, architecture and material objects.
It was my partner’s idea to go on Question Time. We watch it regularly because politics is of interest to us and the discussions can qualify or challenge how we think about issues. Not knowing quite what to expect we turned up at Cruise Terminal 1, where Question Time was being broadcast.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part II
Wolfson’s students ask what we can learn about the Renaissance court through art, architecture and material objects.
Canterbury Cathedral has a very rich history, but who comes first to your mind when you think of the Cathedral? Becket? Henry II? The Black Prince? These are all important figures in the cathedral’s history, whom we certainly should not forget, but they are all men.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part I
As my third year special subject, ‘Power, Splendour and Diplomacy’ ends with the start of semester two, early modern court culture as a topic of public interest has garnered excitement with the opening of the ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts [London] and the recent BBC documentary Charles I’s Treasures Reunited which aired on 10 February 2018.
‘Strangers without dreams and without kinship to the scenes about them’: Nativism in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
Hello! My name is Michael Goodrum, and I am currently on study leave, doing some research on horror comics and the Cold War. Connected to this, and to my module Isolation to Domination: The History of the USA, 1914-1945, is the work of H. P. Lovecraft, one of the most famous and influential of American horror writers. As we approach Hallowe’en, I thought you might be interested to know a little more about this dark little corner of research. In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming…
Welcome to CCCU! I am Michael Goodrum, a lecturer in American History, and I still remember clearly what it was like to start university. The questions, the concerns, but most of all the excitement. As a result, I thought you might appreciate some words from someone who only three years ago was in your position.