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Mexico

What can we expect from Mexico’s new government?

John Gledhill, emeritus professor at Manchester University, says that in winning the presidency of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the National Regeneration Movement have managed to produce more of a tsunami than a landslide. ‘But predicting the likely consequences of this unprecedented national election result is a bit more of a challenge.’ Share this […]

Human rights in Suriname

‘Development’ versus human rights: the fight for Suriname’s rainforests

Image (© 2018 Richard Price) Though Suriname’s Saamaka people have already achieved a remarkable victory at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees their right to their territory and the rainforests within it, the state’s continued push towards extractive development means their fight is far from over, writes Richard Price. Share this article:

Let’s talk about the science of belief

Image: Étienne Delaune (c. 1518–1583), Plate 14 from the series The Genesis showing the building of the Tower of Babel. Engraving, 1550–1572. © The Trustees of the British Museum Ahead of their sell-out live discussion at the British Museum on 26 January scientists Sir Colin Blakemore and Professor Tom McLeish, examine what the cognitive impetus which drove the emergence […]

Heritage, culture, knowledge (some missing!) and cutting-edge technology

Dr Jim Walsh on the missing bronze bust of Moncure Conway at Conway Hall, home to the UK’s only ethical society, and its 3D replacement. In 1929, Conway Hall was unveiled with a niche in the foyer, this niche was designed to display a revered piece of artwork; a bronze bust of Dr Moncure Conway (1832–1907), celebrated writer, […]

Invoking Nello: a conversation on CLR James

American geographer, author and travel writer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro takes Adom Philogene Heron on a journey through the Caribbean while discussing his new book, Island People, and the late CLR James whose personal papers are housed in Senate House Library.   Share this article:

Introducing the Caribbean Collections Project

Caribbeanist anthropologist Dr Adom Philogene Heron, who is curating a review of the Caribbean studies holdings held by Senate House Library (SHL) and the libraries of the Institute of Historical Research and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, offers an introduction to The Caribbean Collection Project and SHL’s rich holdings in kinship and gender, his areas […]