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Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 2012

The January 2012 Newsletter is now available from The British Scholar Society. It includes information on the Inaugural Global Britain Lecture, Conference Accommodation, the Dinner Party, and a farewell to a dear friend.

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Sea Power vs Land Power: the Geopolitics of Germany’s Defeat in the First World War

Professor Hew Strachan of All Souls College Oxford will present our inaugural Global Britain Lecture on 10 May 2012. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Centre for British Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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Women and Empire – Aphra Behn

Op-Ed Columnist Allegra Geller looks at the fascinating life of the late seventeenth-century political writer Aphra Behn through her semi-autobiographical colonial novel Oroonoko.

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January 2012: Ross McKibbin’s “Parties and People: England 1914-1951”

Peter Catterall reviews the January 2012 Book of the Month selection by Ross McKibbin for The British Scholar Society.

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Wikileaks and the Problem of Public Secrecy

Op-Ed Columnist Leslie Rogne Schumacher looks at the Wikileaks case and whether confidentiality is needed or should be allowed in a democratic society.

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Professor T. M. Devine wins prestigious Beltane Prize

Chair of The British Scholar Society wins the 2012 Beltane Senior Prize for making good communication an integral part of his award-winning research.

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David Atkinson MP (1940-2012)

A dear friend to The British Scholar Society, David passed away on Sunday, 22 January 2012 after battling bowel cancer for more than a year.

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Publications and the Historian

In her first op-ed column, Dr. Jodi Burkett discusses the difficulties surrounding the writing and publishing of monographs and how the pressures to publish continually hang over historians.

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A “Pixilation” of Curatorial Tradition and the Power of Banksy

In her newest Op-Ed column, Rebecka Black looks at the controversial new exhibition by Banksy at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and questions the future of curatorial roles and traditions.

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The United Arab Emirates – A Product of British Imperialism?

In her first op-ed column, Dr. des. Helene von Bismarck looks back to the formation of the United Arab Emirates and asks whether this artificial federation was the work of the British Empire or the participating nations.

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