Category Archives: Comment

Amsterdam Conference

by Dr Richard Blakemore At the end of June, I attended a conference in Amsterdam to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch navy’s raid on Chatham dockyard in 1667. The raid is most famous for the Dutch capture of … Continue reading

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Socialism and the Vampire: Comrades, Capitalists and Bloodsuckers

by Dr Dan Renshaw In May 1897 Constable and Co published a limited print run of a new novel by a London-based Irish theatre manager and occasional author named Bram Stoker. ¬†Stoker had enjoyed moderate critical recognition with a series … Continue reading

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You are invited to the launch of the Monroe Group

The newly established Monroe Group is an interdisciplinary research network for the study of politics in the Americas. The network is designed to encourage dialogue between scholars in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences working on all aspects of … Continue reading

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Registration now open for ‘Trump’s First 100 Days’ 2nd May, 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the forthcoming conference ‘Trump’s First 100 Days’, 2nd May 2017. A copy of the conference programme is available below.¬† Registrations should be made via the University of Reading’s Conferences … Continue reading

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Co-living: Utopia 2.0?

by Dr Andy Willimott [1] Eight months on from its opening, in May 2016, the London-based co-living enterprise known as The Collective Old Oak is still going strong. The residential concept, situated between North Acton and Wilesden Junction, now boasts … Continue reading

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