Italy is one of the most recent immigratory destinations in Europe, having long been one of the continent’s most important sources of emigration. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, the Italian peninsula is a crossroads of complex transnational movements and represents a unique and dynamic context for the study of contemporary migration and… Continue reading New publication: Destination Italy
Benjamin Keatinge, co-editor of France and Ireland in the Public Imagination, was interviewed on the latest edition of the Poetry Programme, broadcast in Ireland by RTE Radio 1 and also available online. Ben discusses the work of the Irish poet Richard Murphy, who he recently visited at his home in Sri Lanka. Please click here… Continue reading Benjamin Keatinge discusses Irish poet Richard Murphy on the Poetry Programme
Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism at City University, has reviewed The Tabloid Century, authored by Adrian Bingham and Martin Conboy, in today's issue of The Guardian. Please click here to read the review. Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise… Continue reading Guardian Review of The Tabloid Century
The division between North and South in Europe represents a geographical as well as a cultural boundary that has influenced the way many European nations think about their history and identity. This divide is particularly prominent in the cultural dialogue between Germany and Italy and has played an important role in the construction of German… Continue reading New publication: The South in the German Imaginary
Many an interested reader will have put aside a work by Edith Stein due to its seeming inaccessibility, with the awareness that there was something important there for a future occasion. This collection of essays attempts to provide an idea of what this important something might be and give a key to the reading of… Continue reading New publication: The Philosophy of Edith Stein
Freedom, one of the most potent ideals of the post-Enlightenment era, came to remarkable prominence in ecclesiology through the emergence of liberation theologies in the twentieth century. At the same time, Joseph Ratzinger – a German university professor – was appointed a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and prefect of the Congregation for the… Continue reading New publication: A Liberation Ecclesiology?