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History & Classics

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  • 3
    Aug

    2020

    Reading Undeciphered Signs

    How can we study written signs that we can’t read? This is the central question of my forthcoming book, The Undeciphered Signs of Linear B: Interpretation and Scribal Practices. The Linear B writing...

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  • 3
    Aug

    2020

    Home/Away from Home: Travel and Gender Politics

    Travel has been deeply ingrained in human history. In this time of COVID-19 lockdowns, international travel has become especially limited, even banned. To be sure, the internet offers a virtual landscape...

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  • 30
    Jul

    2020

    Lockdown Lectures

    Join us for Lockdown Lectures: a Series of Author...

    As part of our ongoing goal to help the academic community in these difficult times, we have asked the authors of some of our most popular textbooks to take part in Lockdown Lectures, a series of Facebook...

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  • 23
    Jul

    2020

    Too Many Police, Too Many Jails

    As Black Lives Matter brings millions together in the mission to end state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism, we want to highlight some of the work we’ve published – or will publish – that...

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  • 14
    Jul

    2020

    Who Sets the Limits of Conventionality?

    The popularity and spread of the rite of self-coronation reached its zenith with Napoleon’s imperial self-coronation in Paris in 1804. This event achieved world notoriety in large part because of the...

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  • 13
    Jul

    2020

    A Hygienic City-Nation

    As a global pandemic rages through the world suspending everyday life, it is worth looking back in time to analyse how perceptions of disease, hygiene, self-improvement, and city planning manifested historically...

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  • 8
    Jul

    2020

    Voices from South Vietnam

    When I lived in Vietnam as a Fulbright scholar a few years ago, I met a restaurant owner named Nickie Tran. The food she served was some of the best I’d had in Ho Chi Minh City, so I kept going back,...

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  • 6
    Jul

    2020

    Strangling the Axis – Author Q and A

    We asked author Richard Hammond the questions you wanted to know about his new book Strangling the Axis! Here are his answers: Was the @RoyalAirForce level of effort in the Mediterranean appropriate...

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