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‘A Return to the Village’ – an introduction

‘A Return to the Village: Community ethnographies and the study of Andean culture in retrospective’, edited by Dr Francisco Ferreira with the American anthropologist Professor Billie Jean Isbell, has just been published by the Institute of Latin American Studies. Dr Ferreira offers a brief introduction to its contents, aims and origins, explained in the context […]

Eritrea, the ultimate garrison state

Hopes were high in May 1991 when the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) captured the Eritrean capital, Asmara, and helped the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) overthrow Mengistu Haile Mariam, the Ethiopian military dictator. It was thought that the movement which had been fighting for decades for independence would usher in an era of peace, […]

#PotW: The Humanities Now – Literature and the Public Good

When: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 6.30 – 8pm Who: School of Advanced Study Where: The Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor Rick Rylance (Director of the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study) Literature and the Public Good is Professor Rick Rylance’s new book from Oxford University Press. Reading literature fosters […]

Perfidious Albion: Britain’s shameful role in blocking a non-racial franchise in the Union of South Africa

© Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock ‘Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s […]

IHR research guides give hands-on support to students and researchers

The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) has just published Using Film as a Source, the first in a new series of research guides designed to equip students and new researchers with the information they need to tackle a particular field. Written by Sian Barber a lecturer in film studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, the guide’s […]