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British plots to overthrow the Ethiopian government during the 1984-85 famine  

At the height of the Ethiopian famine – the worst to hit the country in a century – the British government pondered whether it should assist in the overthrow of the military regime that was ruling in Addis Ababa.  Below, Martin Plaut, senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies, examines […]

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson in context

On 6 October Professor Lawrence Goldman of the Institute of Historical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, gave a keynote lecture on Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, one of the most important feminists in British history. Entitled ‘Elizabeth Garrett Anderson in context: the origins of the women’s movement in mid-Victorian Britain’, it was […]

Cross-cultural After-Life of Classical Sites

 Dr Valeria Vitale and Dr Gabriel Bodard explains the research behind the Cross-cultural After-Life of Classical Sites project, which aimed to extend our knowledge of the cultural complexity of many classical sites and widen the idea of the ‘ancient world’ beyond Greek and Roman cultures and languages. Part of a larger initiative to research and […]