Dr Emma Butcher (above) teaches in the English department at Manchester Metropolitan University. She argues that children provide some of the most thoughtful perspectives on war and their writing should be promoted as a useful historical resource.
In a major speech two weeks ago Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth Secretary General, called for a set of guidelines for the Commonwealth to develop a more prominent and active role in preserving media freedom and journalistic independence across its 52-member states. What is surprising says Commonwealth expert Dr Sue Onslow, is the length of […]
Dr Joanne Paul, a lecturer in early modern history at the University of Sussex, discusses her research on 16th and 17th-century political culture and ideas, and unpicks Theresa May’s election announcement.
Image: IHR’s pop-up portrait exhibition of London women historians Despite two wide-ranging feminist movements, the position of women historians – both as subjects of historical study, and as modern-day researchers and teachers – still leaves much to be desired, says PhD student, Rozemarijn van de Wal.
Dr Cynthia Johnston discusses the benefits of the ‘academic partnership’ between the Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, which she says has resulted in the rediscovery of a major research resource in the UK. In 2014, the Institute of English Studies (IES) and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery embarked […]
After a recent visit to universities in his home country leading South African intellectual Professor Xolela Mangcu, asks ‘How do we decolonise the curriculum when our young have created their own version of history – when there is no facticity?’ Earlier this month I took the distinguished African writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, on a tour […]
Image: Damara Zebras at Chudop waterhole, Etosha, Namibia. Wikimedia Commons Professor Henning Melber tries to find something that ‘the land of wide open spaces’, Namibia, can celebrate on its 27th anniversary of independence. Most visitors to Namibia are impressed. The beauty of the nature and wildlife is a tourist attraction. The inner cities appeal to foreigners […]
Universities across the world have been witnessing an increase in student-led resistance to rightwing politics. However, this is not a new phenomenon says PhD student, Rahul Ranjan. In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shock election win, students across the US protested against the victory and any form of intolerant policies they believed rightwing politics are […]
When: Thursday 16 March 2017, 6 – 8.30pm Who: Institute of Historical Research Where: The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Inaugural George Weidenfeld Lecture in Jewish History 2017 by Professor David Sorkin, Yale University.
Image: © Matt Crossick To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we asked five of the School of Advanced Study’s female academics – Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Professor Jane Winters, Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex – what the day means to them, and how they are supporting other women.