Paul Campbell interviewed on @BBCRadio4 ‘Thinking Allowed’

Paul Ian Campbell, winner of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for his book Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club, was interviewed about his research on @BBCRadio4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ in a broadcast on ‘Sport and Philosophy – Inside an African-Caribbean Football Club’. Click here to listen to the … 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

Photos from the book launch: From Samos to Soho

From Samos to Soho: The Unorthodox Life of Joseph Georgirenes, a Greek Archbishop by John Penrose Barron was launched on Tuesday 23 May at St Peter’s College, Oxford. Professor Barron had finished all but one chapter of the book when he died in 2008; the project was completed by his widow, Caroline Barron, who spoke at the … Continue reading

A Land on the Threshold published

Among the many commemorations of World War I, little was made of the 100th anniversary of the secret Treaty of London between Italy and the Western War Allies in April 1915, which sealed the fate of South Tyrol for the duration of the twentieth century by passing it from Austria to Italy. In May 2015, … Continue reading

History and Fiction is shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award – Congratulations, @GillianPolack!

History and Fiction: Writers, their Research, Worlds and Stories by Gillian Polack has been shortlisted for the William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review, part of the Australian SF (‘Ditmar’) Awards 2017. Congratulations, Gillian! The full shortlist for the 2017 awards are available here, including Gillian’s nomination under the ‘Best Novel’ category, as well! … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community shortlisted for BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has been shortlisted for the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017. Congratulations to Paul Ian! This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering the years 1970 to … Continue reading

New in Paperback: Rumours and Rebels

The Indian Uprising of 1857 had a profound impact on the British experience on the subcontinent and fears of its recurrence continued to haunt the colonisers until the very end of the Raj. For the past 150 years most aspects of the Uprising have been subjected to intense scrutiny by historians, yet the nature of … Continue reading

Author Janick Julienne interviewed in the Irish Times

    Janick Julienne, author of Un irlandais à Paris : John Patrick Leonard, au cœur des relations franco-irlandaises (1814–1889), has been interviewed in the Irish Times. Dr Julienne was asked to contribute her thoughts about John Patrick Leonard, who she calls ‘the central, unavoidable character in Franco-Irish relations’, as part of the regular feature ‘An Irishwoman’s Diary’. … Continue reading

Commemorating Conflict published

One of Europe’s youngest nations and the most recent member-state of the European Union, Croatia, forged its national identity in the so-called Homeland War, the bloody civil conflict that raged between 1991 and 1995 and ultimately led to independence from Yugoslavia. Since then, a culture of war commemoration has emerged that continues to shape and … Continue reading

Cold War Cities published

The Cold War left indelible traces on the city, where polarities on the global stage crystallized and intersected with political and social dynamics predating and bypassing the Blocs. This collection taps into the rich fabric of memories, histories and cultural interactions of thirteen cities worldwide and the lived experience of urban communities during the long … Continue reading

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