Julia McClure reviews Jerry Brotton’s new book This Orient Isle, Elizabethan England and the Islamic World showing how connections between Elizabethan England and the Islamic world were inscribed in English cultures and fashions.
Reviews & Comment
‘What is the History of Sexuality?’ at Birkbeck brought together doctoral students from across the world, and was an opportunity for their innovative research to be critiqued and developed through discussion with scholars in the field.
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.
Ayesha Jalal’s The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide, reviewed by Andrew Whitehead.
David Monger reviews the ‘Propaganda: Power and Persuasion’ exhibition at the British Library
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.
Dr Kim Stevenson on being an inadvertent revolutionary with first-hand experience of Open Access publishing.
Manisha Sinha on Spielberg’s mythic rather than historical Lincoln, and missed opportunities to uncover the complex history of emancipation.
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!
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.