Category Archives: Cultural History

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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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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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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