This month sees the launch of a new special collection on Modern Languages Open that brings together both academics and practitioners working on language and education in the Lusophone world and is bilingual in English and Portuguese, thus maximising opportunities for dissemination and impact and challenging the anglocentricity of academic scholarship. Here, editor Nicola Bermingham explains the research context and thinking that informs this collection of essays.
What is the link between a medieval guild chest that cannot be unlocked and three rabbits who share three ears between themselves? Katherine A. Wilson, co-editor of Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries 1000-1700, explores what material objects can teach us about a dynamic medieval and early modern world. Hidden in the vaults of the Grosvenor … Continue reading
Nicholas Harrison's recent addition to the Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures series, Our Civilizing Mission, is both an exploration of colonial education and a response to current anxieties about the foundations of the ‘humanities’. Focusing on the example of Algeria, it asks what can be learned by treating colonial education not just as an example of colonialism but … Continue reading