All posts filed under: Interviews

Sixteen Stormy Days

Sixteen Stormy Days: an interview with Tripurdaman Singh

Dr Tripurdaman Singh, who holds a British Academy Fellowship at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, has just published his new book Sixteen Stormy Days, exploring one of the pivotal events in Indian political history. As India marks the 70th anniversary of  the passing of its constitution, we caught up with him to learn more.

Royal Literary Fund Fellow

A Royal Literary Fund fellow reflects on her year at the School of Advanced Study

Founded in 1790, the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) offers aid to writers in financial distress. Its beneficiaries have included Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mervyn Peake, and Dylan Thomas. One of the Fund’s major donors was A  A Milne, who left the rights to Winnie the Pooh to the RLF in his will. Since 2001, the Fund […]

Neolithic

Neolithic humans offer a radical perspective on how society can be organised

Susan Greaney, an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded PhD candidate at Cardiff University, is unearthing the attitudes of Neolithic humans to the ground beneath them and the underworld. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will be made into BBC radio and television programmes in collaboration with the AHRC.

Disabilities

Shame about the face: the politics of imperfection

Dr Emily Cock (above), an early career research associate at Cardiff University, discusses her research into the historical and regional variations in how physical differences were translated into ‘disabilities’. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will be made into radio and television programmes for the BBC in collaboration with the […]

Middle East

There is more to Middle East politics than ‘tanks, tear gas, and terror’

Dr Dina Rezk, associate professor of modern Middle Eastern history and politics at the University of Reading, would like the conversation about politics and political transitions in the Arab world to be more about the people, and less about ‘tanks, tear gas, and terror’. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will […]