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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Conference Season 1: ‘Solidarities that know no boundaries: Transnational Advocacy in historical perspective’

Op-Ed Columnist Jodi Burkett discusses the difficulties and advantages of thinking transnationally for those of us who study Britain’s interactions with the World.

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Women and Empire – Mary Shelley

Op-Ed Columnist Allegra Geller continues her series on ‘Women and Empire’ by looking closely at the tragic and triumphant life of Mary Shelley.

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Porter’s Complaint: Thoughts on Five Years of Thinking Absent-Mindedly

Op-Ed Columnist Leslie Rogne Schumacher revisits Bernard Porter’s Absent-Minded Imperialists and discusses the monograph’s impact on his thinking over the past five years.

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Remembering the Truth: Reevaluating Images of the Titanic and Belsen

Op-Ed Columnist Rebecka Black reflects on the anniversaries of the sinking of the Titanic and the liberation of the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen and argues that the truth behind both events has been victimized by the mediums of film and photography.

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Global History – The History of Globalisation?

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck discusses the rise to prominence of global history over the past decade and its relationship with globalisation.

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They Also Sailed

Op-Ed Columnist Michael Talbot delves into the Titanic third-class passenger list to uncover the histories of these oft-forgotten peoples who hailed from over thirty different nations.

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Don’t Mention the Iceberg

Op-Ed Columnist Mark Doyle investigates the hidden history of sectarianism that defined the Belfast shipyards as much as the production of oceanliners like the Titanic.

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March 2012

The March 2012 Newsletter is now available with conference information including the announcement of our Keynote Speaker, a newly added Round-Table on Scottish independence, and the Dinner Party.

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March 2012: Geographies of Empire: European Empires and Colonies c. 1880–1960

Robin Butlin’s Geographies of Empire serves as the March 2012 Book of the Month.

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