Victoria Iglikowski-Broad, The National Archives’ principal records specialist, explores some of the ways that people can engage with the Archives’ wealth of resources at a distance.
Dr Naomi Wells, a postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, highlights the role of language and culture in how migrant and Italian residents maintain and build communities and a sense of shared belonging.
Like many in the diaspora, Dr Adom Philogene Heron, has spent several weekends since Hurricane Maria battered the island of Dominica filling blue shipment barrels with tinned foods, dry goods and other staples to meet the needs of families in the wake of the storm. In this post he explores the biographies of these symbolic […]
Image: © Shutterstock How can research in modern languages help us understand the relationship between languages and communities – and what role can it play in improving community formation? It’s the theme running through a major research project in which the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, is […]
As part of this year’s Being Human humanities festival, academics from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS) and the University of Bristol, have joined forces to form the ‘Archive to Blockbuster Four’ (A2BFour). During an evening event at Senate House on 21 November, the team will pitch four ideas for films in an attempt to […]
Daniel Snowman, senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), introduces a further series of public seminars about the ways we use, and abuse, the past. This series at the IHR takes off from an extraordinary (and potentially dangerous) paradox. On the one hand, ‘history’ seems to be more popular than ever: in […]
Featured image: © S.Borisov / Shutterstock We talk to the director of the Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) about how to bring the latest research to the public’s attention, and why it’s worth studying classics for the same reason we send probes beyond Pluto and sequence Neanderthal DNA, because we are curious about who we are […]
The arrival of the Huguenots in Britain and their importance to the domestic silk industry is well known. The French refugees took with them new weaving skills, new designs, and a large workforce. As a result, the English silk industry was able to compete with France as a serious producer for the fashion market. This […]
The Afterlife of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek, Hamburg and London – Traditions in the Development of the Warburg Institute: A Commemoration of the Migration in December 1933 To mark the 80th Anniversary of the move of the Warburg Institute to London two conferences are being held with the support of the City of Hamburg, one at […]