History Talking: Series 1

BL MS Royal 4 E.iii, fol.146r
Lancelot in conversation with a lady who is holding a small black and white dog. British Library MS. Royal 4 E.iii, fol. 146r.

History Talking: Series 1

Presented by Dr Ruth Salter, produced by Dr Richard Blakemore.

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The softest and longest – coup in Zimbabwe

Heike on Sky News

Dr Heike Schmidt talked to Sky News on Wednesday about current developments in Zimbabwe.  Here she tells us more…

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REGISTRATION OPEN for ‘Social Listening’, 22nd November 2017

Social Media by AbrahamID

Registration is now open for ‘Social Listening’ in the past, present and future, 22nd November 2017. British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH.

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Daughters of the Dust and the History of Gullah communities

by Prof. Emily West

On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash.  Her father grew up in the area where this film is set, the flat ‘lowcountry’ coastal sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia that dot this beautiful, yet very poignant, part of the world. Continue reading

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Darwin Rocks!


by Prof. David Stack

Darwin 2September 2017 was not the best month for Charles Darwin. The introduction of the new £10 note saw his bearded profile usurped by a polymer Jane Austen; the Erdogan government implemented its removal of the teaching of evolution from the Turkish school curriculum; and A.N. Wilson published a new biography, which called Darwin out as a ‘mythmaker’ and opened with the uncompromising assertion: ‘Darwin was wrong.’

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The Stenton Lecture and Workshop 2017

Thursday 23rd November marks the date of this year’s Stenton Lecture which is preceded by the Stenton Symposium.

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