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  • 11
    May

    2021

    American Survivors

    The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 are often understood in dichotomy: Americans as those who used the bombs, the Japanese as those affected. I wanted to break the dichotomy by writing...

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  • 5
    May

    2021

    Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World

    Using Coins as Sources

    We hope you have been enjoying The Cambridge Forum webinar series! A couple of weeks ago, we had a great session exploring what coins can tell us about the Classical world, featuring Dr Gilles Bransbourg,...

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  • 5
    May

    2021

    A Forgotten Colossus: Recovering the Legacies of...

    Recent controversies remind us that popular perceptions can be as crucial as plinths and pedestals for propping up monuments. A perfect storm of controversy in 2016, and again in 2020, led to the dismantling,...

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  • 30
    Apr

    2021

    STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST ASIAN AMERICANS

    In response to escalating xenophobia and bigotry against Asian Americans at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center was formed on March 19, 2020 to track and respond to...

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  • 20
    Apr

    2021

    The decorative work on the iwan, sponsored by Shah ʿAbbas I, Safavi Photo © 2021 Shivan Mahendrarajah

    Islamic Art and Architecture at Turbat-i Jam, Iran

    The decorative work on the iwan, sponsored by Shah ʿAbbas I, Safavi Photo © 2021 Shivan Mahendrarajah ...

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  • 19
    Apr

    2021

    How class colours race – South Africa’s white...

    How does one write the history of people thought not to exist? In apartheid South Africa, the obsession to maintain political and economic power for the white minority at the expense and exploitation...

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  • 16
    Apr

    2021

    The Adriatic, sea of stories

    My mother’s family comes from Dugi Otok, the outermost island in the Zadar archipelago, off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. I was often told as a child that from the island’s western cliffs you could...

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  • 15
    Apr

    2021

    India and the World

    How to view the history of India in a global perspective ? One answer is to frame it within a project of ‘provincialisation’ of Europe as advocated by Dipesh Chakrabarty. But there is an alternative...

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