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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Summer 2012

Our Summer 2012 Newsletter includes the Call for Papers for the 2013 Britain and the World Conference, a recap of the 2012 Conference in Edinburgh, information on a fully-funded PhD Program in Rome and much more.

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Summer 2012: When London was Capital of America

Julie Flavell’s work serves as The British Scholar Society’s Book of the Month.

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The Historian William Hague

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck reviews Foreign Minister William Hague’s two historical biographies on Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce.

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Games and Goliaths: Julian Assange, Britain, and Ecuador

Op-Ed Columnist Leslie Rogne Schumacher looks at the current battle between Ecuador and Britain over Julian Assange as a time-tested game of international diplomacy.

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Moral Treatment of the Insane: The Legacy of Phrenology in the Nineteenth Century

Op-ed columnist Allegra Geller reflects on her trip to Edinburgh and what she learned about phrenology and its role in revealing the connection between mental illness and the brain.

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Professor Tom Devine Wins the Sir Walter Scott Prize

Professor Devine, Chair of The British Scholar Society’s Advisory Board, won this prestigious award from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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How England Invented the Olympics

Op-Ed Columnist Mark Doyle discusses what inspired William Penny Brookes, an Englishman, to develop the modern Olympic Games.

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