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European History

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  • 28
    Oct

    2020

    Paper in Medieval England: from Pulp to Fictions

    When I started to dream up my book Paper in Medieval England: from Pulp to Fictions, I wanted to find out why medieval people were interested in paper and how paper became a success story in pre-modern...

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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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  • 29
    Jun

    2020

    Managing memory

    The rewriting of history to suit a current political agenda is not new. Nor is the creative representation of particular individuals or institutions only a modern phenomenon. The extraordinary serial...

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  • 8
    Jun

    2020

    Catastrophe and Cultural Renewal – 1945 and...

    The current pandemic and global health and economic crisis has overshadowed an event that would normally have enjoyed a lot more discussion and attention: the 75th anniversary of the end of World War...

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  • 8
    Jun

    2020

    A Distant Mirror? Economic Lessons from the Black...

    Historians have long argued that the value of their field lay in its applicability to the present day. It serves society best, according to a recent formulation, as a guide that encourages broad perspective...

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  • 5
    Jun

    2020

    Hell and its Faces

    What happens in the afterlife has been one of the ‘burning’ questions that preoccupy humanity. As such, its representations provide a perfect platform to dip into the past by looking at art through...

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  • 1
    Jun

    2020

    Is It Over Yet?

    During recent weeks we have witnessed often abusive gatherings in the United States and Spain demanding that covid-19 restrictions be lifted. Flags are flown, anthems are sung, slogans are cheered, all...

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  • 22
    May

    2020

    History [and Historians] in Lockdown

    Living Lockdown as an academic historian has meant learning a great deal, and fast. There was the move to online teaching and student support, meetings to plan the first academic year with social isolation,...

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