Reviews & Comment

Reviews & Comment

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Theatre Review: ‘Drawing the Line’

December 15, 2013 - 1 Comment

Howard Brenton’s new play examines the last act of British rule in India, the dissection of the country in 1947 to create the independent nations of India and Pakistan


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Review: ‘The Pity of Partition’

September 15, 2013 - 1 Comment

Ayesha Jalal’s The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide, reviewed by Andrew Whitehead


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Review of the ‘Propaganda: Power and Persuasion’ Exhibition

August 23, 2013 - 0 Comments

David Monger reviews the Propaganda: Power and Persuasion exhibition at the British Library


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Review: Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to the Present

April 19, 2013 - 0 Comments

Sinead McEneaney reviews the Women and Social Movements International reference database, published by Alexander Street Press, which contains 60,000 documents relating to women in social movements in the United States


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An Inadvertent Revolutionary? Developing Law, Crime and History as an Open Access Journal

March 15, 2013 - 0 Comments

Dr Kim Stevenson on being an inadvertent revolutionary with first hand experience of Open Access publishing


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Lincoln Again

February 24, 2013 - 1 Comment

Manisha Sinha on Spielberg’s mythic rather than historical Lincoln, and missed opportunities to uncover the complex history of emancipation


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The Future Uses of History: Online Discussion

January 22, 2013 - 0 Comments

Are historians are well placed to play a more important role in policy making, as Pamela Cox (a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex) argues? Please post your comments and join the discussion!


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From Peer Review to the Wisdom of Crowds? Open Access & Peer Review

December 21, 2012 - 3 Comments

Josie McLellan writes on Open Access, and the potentially dramatic consequences, not only for the dissemination of research results, but for how they are produced and published


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Conference Report: Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

November 9, 2012 - 0 Comments

A report by Susie Christensen from the conference ‘Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism’ held on 21st-22nd September 2012 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London


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Soviet Yiddish Writers: From Revolution to Repression

August 19, 2012 - 1 Comment

The thirty years between the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s destruction of Yiddish culture produced some of the best 20th century writing in Yiddish, little of which has been translated into English, despite many of the writers having a huge international sale in the heyday of Yiddish literature