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Job opportunity: research assistant/research fellow, House of Commons 1832-1945 project

The History of Parliament has a vacancy for a research assistant / research fellow on its 1832-1945 House of Commons project. The successful candidate will have a PhD (or be close to completing one) in a relevant area of history … Continue reading

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From the Grassroots: The official launch

Last week we made the trip down to the wonderful Devon Heritage Centre for the official launch of our new oral history project, ‘From the Grassroots’. You will probably know by now that we have been fortunate enough to receive … Continue reading

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Parliament and Christmas during the Civil War

One  of the worst insults today thrown at Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans in the mid-17th Century House of Commons is that they ‘cancelled Christmas’ (although I’m sure some of you fighting in the shops or eating yet another mince … Continue reading

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Parliaments, Politics and People Seminar: Stephen the Great and identity in the Balkans

Our last ‘Parliaments, politics and people’ seminar travelled far from the British parliament to the Balkans, as Dr Jonathan Eagles spoke on ‘Stephen the Great and the Moldovan election crisis of 2009’. Dr Eagles’s recent book, ‘Stephen the Great and … Continue reading

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Protesting MPs: Peterloo and its aftermath

The Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is due to appear in court tomorrow after her involvement in anti-fracking protests during August.  In a public statement Lucas argued that she ‘firmly believe[s] in the right to peaceful protest.’ She is, of … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr Henry Miller!

Originally posted on The Victorian Commons:
We’d like to congratulate Dr Henry Miller, who joined our project in 2009, on his new appointment as a lecturer at the University of Manchester. From September 2013 Henry will be a full-time lecturer…

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Eligibility for Parliament

Originally posted on The History of Parliament: Director's Blog:
Mohammad Sarwar’s recent decision to renounce British citizenship in order to take office as Governor of Punjab province in his native Pakistan is another remarkable step in the career of…

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