History, Journals, Modern Languages

Black History Month 2019

To mark Black History Month this year, we’ve put together a list of recent and forthcoming books and journal articles providing new insights into the area. Find out more about these books and articles below! Britain's Black Past Edited by Gretchen H. Gerzina In recent years researchers, both affiliated and independent, have done exciting new … Continue reading

History, News

The search for the Battle of Brunanburh, is over.

For centuries it was known as “the Great Battle”. It was the event that brought England into existence. For centuries the location of Brunanburh was lost. “Now the search for Brunanburh is over”.

History

Nick Mansfield on the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when pro-democracy campaigners were violently dispersed by soldiers, with 18 dead and many hundreds injured. The name 'Peterloo' was adopted by critics of the attack, as a deliberate and ironic comparison with Wellington's glorious victory over Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This key … Continue reading

History

Aris & Phillips Classical Texts: Marking 40 years of a unique series

When Adrian and Lucinda Phillips published the first Classical Text in 1979, they could not have known either how successful the series would go on to become, or how long running. The series was however founded on the principle, still essential to it today, that it should make works in Greek or Latin accessible to … Continue reading

Enlightenment

The Age of Lightness

Marine Ganofsky and Jean-Alexandre Perras are co-editors of Le Siècle de la légèreté: émergences d’un paradigme du XVIIIe siècle français, the April Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment volume, which analyses the importance and the different issues of the notion of lightness in the conceptions and the representations of eighteenth-century France. France is a light-hearted … Continue reading