Centre for Urban History at Leicester

Established in 1985, the Centre for Urban History (CUH) is a specialist research centre for the historical study of towns and cities which attracts scholars and students from around the world.

The Centre is part of the School of History, Politics and International Relations.

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Christmas 'mega-jams' have been caused by shopping sprees for decades

Christmas 'mega-jams' have been caused by shopping sprees for decades

Posted by ap507 at Dec 22, 2014 11:05 AM |

Professor Simon Gunn discusses how the desperate scramble for presents has changed very little since the 1950s

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Leicestershire & Rutland remember WW1

Leicestershire & Rutland remember WW1

Posted by ap507 at Dec 08, 2014 11:35 AM |

Over 2 hours of audio recorded with people who lived through the First World War made available by East Midlands Oral History Archive

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New apps reveal Leicester’s Cultural Quarter's hidden stories

New apps reveal Leicester’s Cultural Quarter's hidden stories

Posted by ap507 at Nov 26, 2014 12:10 AM |

University research project celebrates public launch event on Thursday 27 November

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Urban History


Urban History, published by Cambridge Journals, is edited from the Centre for Urban History

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The New History Lab

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Celebrate the diverse range of history being studied in the School along with tea and homemade cake!