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March 2011

In this issue: Featured Articles from our journal available for free online download on the Britain and the World website Karly Kehoe named as the Managing Editor of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society. Gregory Barton named Editor-in-Chief of the journal. The 2011 British Scholar Annual Conference is just a […]

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The Communion of Women

Review by: Pamela Welch, University of Otago Elizabeth E. Prevost, The Communion of Women: Missions and Gender in Colonial Africa and the British Metropole, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). This is a meticulously researched, closely written and intriguing book. Its contents are somewhat belied by the title: “Towards a Communion of Women” would have been […]

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February 2011

In this issue: I. Professor Kathleen Burk to speak in The British Scholar Society Lecture Series – 6 July 2011, King’s College London II. The Conference Opening Lecture Renamed the Frank M. Turner Memorial Lecture III. 2011 British Scholar Annual Conference Icebreaker Just Announced IV. Details of Professor Reba Soffer’s Lecture at the 2011 British […]

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A Genius for Deception

Review by: Stephen Badsey, University of Wolverhampton Nicholas Rankin, A Genius for Deception: How Cunning Helped the British Win Two World Wars, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009). Despite its title, A Genius for Deception deals only occasionally with the big issues of British deception and intelligence during the First and Second World Wars (or […]

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January 2011

In this issue: I. Peter Clarke’s Opening Lecture at the 2011 British Scholar Conference II. The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies at the University of Edinburgh Announces Funding for one PhD Studentship and three Post-Doctoral Fellowships III. Call for Papers: North American Conference on British Studies 2011 IV. The British Scholar Society Lecture Series 2011 […]

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Finding a Role?

Review by: John Callaghan, University of Salford Brian Harrison, Finding A Role? The United Kingdom 1970-1990, (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2010). This is the tenth book in the New Oxford History of England and the second, in this series, of two self-contained volumes on British history since 1951 by Brian Harrison. It begins with a survey […]

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November- December 2010

In this issue: I. Frank Turner (1944-2010) II. The British Scholar Society Inaugural Lecture Available Online III. Book of the Month – November-December 2010 IV. Featured Scholar – November-December 2010 I. Frank Turner (1944-2010) On 11 November, Professor Frank Turner suddenly passed away. Frank had taught at Yale since 1970 and rose to become John […]

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Birthright

Review by: Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University A. Roger Ekirch, Birthright: The True Story that Inspired Kidnapped, (New York: W.W. Norton, 2010). In his wonderful study of cheap children’s fiction, Boys Will be Boys, E.S. Turner claimed that ‘There was one basic plot running through … Gothic thrillers. Indeed it grew to be the basic […]

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September- October 2010

In this issue: I. Announcing the Inaugural Lecture of The British Scholar Society in Britain II. Call for an Editor of The British Scholar Newsletter III. Official Launch of Britain and the World: Historical Journal of The British Scholar Society to take place at the 2011 Annual Conference IV. Book of the Month – September-October […]

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Natures of Colonial Change

Review by: Frederick Kruger, Former Director, South African Forestry Research Institute Jacob Tropp, Natures of Colonial Change: Environmental Relations in the Making of the Transkei, (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2006). The Transkei is the territory east of the then Cape Colony in South Africa, annexed to the Colony finally in 1880 at the close […]

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