Photos from the book launch: Writing the Great War

Nicolas Bianchi and Toby Garfitt’s edited collection Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? was launched in the Common Room, History Faculty at the University of Oxford on Tuesday 28 November at 5.30 pm. The launch took place during the drinks reception to follow Professor John Horne’s valedictory Leverhulme lecture ‘War as … Continue reading

Winner of the Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Memory Studies published: Networked Remembrance by Samuel Merrill

«In this rich and fascinating book Samuel Merrill explores the underground transport networks of London and Berlin. Networked Remembrance marks a significant addition to the literature on intersections between memory, space and urban culture.» — Matthew Gandy, Professor of Geography, University of Cambridge «Merrill’s richly illustrated text offers uniquely moving accounts about the ‹everyday undergrounds› … Continue reading

Stonehenge tunnel going forward: David Jacques responds

With the tunnel under Stonehenge now approved by the government, Blick Mead project director David Jacques responds by discussing the impact on the archaeological site: Today programme (BBC Radio 4) (at 1:43-1:47) BBC World Radio 2 Jeremy Vine For information about his series co-edited with Graeme Davis, Studies in the British Mesolithic … Continue reading

Writing the Great War / Comment écrire la Grande Guerre? published

For France the First World War, or Great War, was a war of national self-defence, but for Britain it was not. Does that mean that French literary treatments of this unimaginably destructive war were very different from British ones? Not necessarily – but much can be learned from considering both traditions side by side, something … Continue reading

David Jacques responds to Stonehenge tunnel debate

‘The Stonehenge world heritage site landscape is unutterably precious and you tamper with it at your peril … ‘ Series editor David Jacques, Blick Mead project director, responds to plans for the Stonehenge tunnel on the The Guardian website. Read the article here. For information about his series co-edited with Graeme Davis, Studies in the … Continue reading

Blick Mead featured on BBC programme this Friday

Could a road tunnel at Stonehenge destroy the archaeological site? Blick Mead will feature on the BBC programme Inside Out West on Friday 31 March. For more information, please follow the link here. For more information about Peter Lang’s Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series, please click here.  

Latest news on Blick Mead from Peter Lang series editor David Jacques

Peter Lang series editor David Jacques and colleagues have published a new article on their discoveries at Blick Mead near Stonehenge in Current Archaeology (Issue 324). Click here to read the article. For information about his series co-edited with Graeme Davis, Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic, click here.

Blick Mead in the news

Studies in the British Mesolithic and Neolithic series editor David Jacques is interviewed in the latest articles about Blick Mead and the planned tunnel that threatens this pre-Stonehenge site. Read about it in the Sunday Times here.        

Showcase Britain published

Showcase Britain explores the diverse aspects of British participation in the Vienna World Exhibition (Weltausstellung) of 1873. The exhibition covered a vast spectrum of human endeavour and achievement. The British involvement encompassed not only the national submission but also the British individuals who visited and contributed to the displays. The book offers a snapshot of … Continue reading

The Seventh Earl Beauchamp published

The 7th Earl Beauchamp was a prominent figure in English public life in the years 1900–30, but his career ended in scandal. He was barred from English soil, his reputation was destroyed and his papers were withheld from public view. In this book, Peter Raina uses previously unreleased documents to reassess Beauchamp’s life and legacy. … Continue reading

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