History of Education Society conference

      Christabel Scaife, Senior Commissioning Editor, is at the History of Education Society conference today, organized by University College Dublin and taking place at Bewley’s Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. If you’re attending the conference, please stop by the stand and introduce yourself.

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New publication: Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain

Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian aesthetes to the fascinated crowds who visited Ellen Sadler, the real-life ‘Sleeping Maid’ who is reported to have slept from … Continue reading

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New publication: ‘A Slashing Man of Action’

Hailed by General Sir Ian Hamilton as «a slashing man of action», Aylmer Hunter-Weston began the Great War as one of the British Army’s rising stars. By its close, his reputation was very different. Branded by some contemporaries as a «butcher» and a «mountebank», he has also been criticised by modern military historians both for … Continue reading

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New publication: Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

The 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest in the Irish Famine – both scholarly and popular – has soared once again. A key event in Irish cultural memory, the crisis … Continue reading

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New publication: Queering Paradigms IV

South-North Dialogues on Queer Epistemologies, Embodiments and Activisms is composed of research presented at the fourth international Queering Paradigms Conference (QP4), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In line with the QP project ethos of bringing together diverse epistemological and geographical allegiances, this volume intends to contribute to building a queer postcolonial critique of the … Continue reading

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New publication: Introduction to Kalophony, the Byzantine Ars Nova

The anagrams, or more generally, the mathēmata and morphologically related kalophonic forms of Byzantine melopoeïa, constitute the artistic creations by which Psaltic Art is known in all its splendour and becomes an object of admiration. Kalophony as ars nova was born following the recovery of the city of Constantinople after the Latin occupation of Byzantium … Continue reading

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New publication: Matters of Time

Matters of Time provides an unorthodox array of perspectives on materialist thought and representation in twentieth-century French intellectual culture. Time is figured as the quintessential revolutionary concept, through key historical moments from Jean Jaurès’ orientation of the socialists at the turn of the century to the inter-generational conflict and politicization of everyday life in May … Continue reading

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New publication: A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the Red Chamber). Previous studies have explored the relevance of the cultural and linguistic positioning of different translators, but thus far no corpus-based study … Continue reading

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Author Stefano Agnoletto interviewed in the Toronto Star

Stefano Agnoletto, author of The Italians Who Built Toronto, was interviewed about his book in the Toronto Star. Read the interview here. After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental issues … Continue reading


The Development of Infant Education in Ireland wins Kevin Brehony Book Prize

We are delighted to announce that Maura O’Connor’s book The Development of Infant Education in Ireland, 1838-1948 has been chosen as joint winner of the Kevin Brehony Book Prize, awarded every three years by the History of Education Society (UK). Congratulations to Dr O’Connor, who will receive her prize on Saturday 22nd November at the … Continue reading

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