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Monthly Archives: May 2015

May 2015 Newsletter

I. 2015 Britain and the World Conference Summary and Thanks, by Associate Editor Leslie Rogne Schumacher The eighth annual Britain and the World Conference saw nearly 150 British Studies scholars from around the world gather in Austin, TX, for three beautiful spring days in early April. The conference was organized by The British Scholar Society […]

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May 2015: A Merciless Place: The Lost History of the Convicts sent to West Africa and the Settlement of Australia

Reviewed by: David Andrew Roberts, University of New England Emma Christopher, Allen and Unwin 2010. 440 pp. AUS $35 (paperback) It has always been well known, if only vaguely understood, that the British government’s 1786 decision to found a convict settlement in New South Wales was prefaced by calamitous colonisation and convict transportation schemes in […]

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