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February 2012

The February 2012 Newsletter is now available. It includes information on tomorrow’s Lecture Series event in Wales, the 2012 Conference Programme, Conference Registration, and our February Op-Ed Columns.

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February 2012: Brendan Simms’ “Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire”

Jeremy Black reviews the February 2012 Book of the Month selection by Brendan Simms for The British Scholar Society.

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February 2012: John K. Walton

John K. Walton, Research Professor at IKERBASQUE: the Basque Foundation for Science, Department of Contemporary History, University of the Basque Country, is our Featured Scholar for February 2012

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The National Union of Students

Op-Ed Columnist Jodi Burkett analyzes the oft-neglected National Union of Students and explains that their archives are a wealth of information on contemporary student attitudes to numerous issues including empire and the state of British society.

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Women and Empire – Mary Wollstonecraft

Op-Ed Columnist Allegra Geller reflects on the fascinating life of one of the English-speaking world’s first feminist writers, Mary Wollstonecraft.

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Conference 2012 Draft Programme

2012 Britain and the World Conference Draft Programme Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:00 – 11:15:  Teviot Lecture Theatre Gale, Cengage Learning Lecture Chair: T. M. Devine, University of Edinburgh.  Introduced by Bryan S. Glass, General Editor of The British Scholar Society Alvin Jackson, University of Edinburgh:  “The Two Unions:  Ireland, Scotland and the Survival of […]

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Beyond Love-Hate: Rethinking the British-Polish Relationship

Columnist Leslie Rogne Schumacher investigates British-Polish rapport over the past 150 years and argues that despite some high-profile problems concerning immigration, it is a strong and enduring relationship.

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Depicting The War in War Horse

The new movie War Horse inspired Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black to reflect on the horrors of World War I through the paintings of the soldier-artists who lived through that most brutal of conflicts.

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The Search for a Western Identity

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck looks for a definition of what it means to be “western” in an era engulfed by economic and geopolitical uncertainty.

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A Crusade against The Crusades

Op-Ed Columnist Michael Talbot rails against historically-sloppy television documentaries. Providing numerous examples, he offers a formula for doing historical documentaries right while keeping them interesting.

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