History

The colonised curriculum? Lessons from Black Victorian history…

Today, activists, students and educators are working to redress the many colonial legacies in our education systems. As well as challenging statues and monuments to colonial ‘great men’, decolonising approaches to education query the canon and traditional syllabi, inequalities of experience predicated on racism, and diversity measures that so often fail adequately to address them. … Continue reading

History

Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries 1000-1700

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

Irish Studies

Advertising and Consumer Culture in Ireland, 1922-1962

New to our Reappraisals in Irish History series, Stephanie Rains' Advertising and Consumer Culture in Ireland, 1922-1962 is an exciting new perspective on the relationship between consumer culture and Irish national identity. In this blog post Rains introduces us to the relationship between mass media and consumer culture in Ireland and the starting points for … Continue reading

History

Reconstructing Mandaean History by Charles G. Häberl

The Book of Kings is a universal history and capstone to the chief scripture of the Mandaeans, the only surviving Gnostic community from Late Antiquity. For the first time ever, it has been published in English in its entirety, directly translated from original Mandaic manuscripts with a scholarly commentary. Charles G. Häberl introduces his new publication and … Continue reading