Before there was Armistead Maupin, there was Valerie Taylor. Jennifer Dentel, researcher and curator at Chicago’s Gerber/Hart library and archive, on America’s first great author of books published in the lesbian pulp fiction genre.
The arrest of Rozina Islam, one of Bangladesh’s most prominent investigative journalists, is an assault on all reporters argues Syed Badrul Ahsan, associate research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
In the 17th-century, Europe is in the throes of a love affair with the colour black. A rich, dark shade that could only be achieved by farming the palo campeche tree found in the Yucatan region in modern-day Mexico. In this article, New World Objects of Knowledge author, Dr Adrian Masters, a research fellow at […]
I A Rehman, a journalist, prominent human rights activist and former general secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, passed away in Lahore on 12 April. Syed Badrul Ahsan, editor-in-charge of The Asian Age, pays tribute to his work and some of South Asia’s other bold media voices.
As part of the School of Advanced Study’s ‘Open for Discussion’ series, the Institute of Modern Languages Research is holding two public events on 22 and 27 April to debate the lessons that can be learned by looking beyond our borders and languages. The first, ‘Covid-19, International Perspectives and Transnational Collaboration’, explores the need for […]
Known for its steep, defined, fragile and mysterious landscape, the Himalayas, the third pole, recently witnessed a devastating flood. Dr Rahul Ranjan, a political anthropologist at Oslo Metropolitan University, explores the emotional impact of the disaster.
Investigating Lesbian responses to the natural world, particularly the ‘back to the land’ movements of the late-20th century, Professor Nancy C Unger, author of Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, considers how LGBTQ+ experiences have long-inspired the exploration of alternative paradigms for living with nature.
Graham McKerrow, a contributor to ‘Queer Between the Covers’ (University of London Press, May 2021), looks at Operation Tiger, the British state’s attempt in the 1980s to prohibit the importation of all queer books, newspapers and magazines, including the latest information about the health crisis then devastating the community.
University of London master’s graduate Patrick Canagasingham is a world expert on human rights. Louise Fautley finds out what sparks his passion.
Visiting research fellow, Dr Juanita Cox, provides an update on a project exploring the importance of the Windrush generation in higher education and the complex story of Caribbean migration.