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The softest and longest – coup in Zimbabwe

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

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. For details on how to register and the preliminary programme please see below.

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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 … Continue reading

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Darwin Rocks!

  by Prof. David Stack September 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 … Continue reading

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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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