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 […]
Alongside their Instagram takeover @artlawnetwork this week, Marie-Andrée Jacob, professor of law at Leeds University and Dr Anna Macdonald, a dance and moving image artist from the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, reflect upon their ‘dance and law’ collaboration, which emerged from Professor Jacob’s work initiated by the Arts and Humanities Research […]
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.
The birth of a ‘school-book of political economy’, which originated from the notes of a teenager two centuries ago, is hailed by Dr Karen Attar, Senate House Library’s curator of rare books.
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 […]
Prince Philip, who was one of the most popular and long-serving members of the House of Windsor, has died aged 99. Dr Ed Owens, historian, royal commentator, and author of The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53, looks back at a royal love story.
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.
Over the past nine years, the white and black rhino populations of the Kruger National Park have plummeted by 66.4 and 64.5 per cent respectively. Professor Keith Somerville, a writer and lecturer on African affairs, reveals the crisis behind the figures.
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.