Bi-Monthly Round Up: December and January



Photo attrib. Bruce Cowan, CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0


Dr Emma Hart has been selected as the 2016-17 Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

James Palmer will spend March as Visiting Professor at the Marco Institute, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

PhD student Emily Blout has been hired as a guest lecturer in the Media Studies Department and the Politics Department at the University of Virginia.

PhD student Anna Gielas has received a GHIL travel bursary, as well as a Theodora Bosanquet bursary.


Staff Activity

In December, Dr Jacqueline Rose gave a lecture to the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Durham entitled ‘Counsel and the Commonweal: Secrecy, Privacy, and Political Accountability’ as part of their series on ‘Openness and Secrecy’.

Dr Rory Cox published an article entitled, ‘The Military Response to ISIS: A Historical Perspective’, on History Today’s website and was recently interviewed by the TV presenter Dan Snow for his ‘History Hit’ iTunes podcast, now available on iTunes and the show’s webpage. Dr Cox was also consulted by the Guardian Guide about Stormtrooper conscription practices.

Prof Colin Kidd authored an article in the Guardian entitled, ‘Brexit: the golden opportunity that could become Sturgeon’s nightmare’.

Dr Aileen Fyfe was in Stockholm on the 3rd-4th December, attending an international workshop on ‘Scientific Publications’ at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. She delivered a paper discussing ‘Circulating the Philosophical Transactions, 1750-1900’.

On 11th January Dr Tomasz Kamusella delivered two lectures for the students and staff of the Ethiopian Civil Service University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first lecture was on ‘The Difficult Marriage of Diversity and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe After 1989’ while the title of the other was ‘Is Federalism Conducive for Furthering Diversity and Protecting Minorities? A View from Central and Eastern Europe.’

Dr Gillian Mitchell presented a paper entitled ‘Church Experimentation with Popular Music and the Development of the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Passion Play’ A Man Dies, 1960-c.1970’ at the Ecclesiastical History Society Winter Meeting which was held on 16th January at the Institute of Historical Research in London.

On 18th January Dr Kamusella attended a meeting with the staff of the Institute of Federalism and Legal Studies, Ethiopian Civil Service University, in order to discuss the questions of Ethiopian Federalism in light of Central European experiences with federalism and ethnolinguistic diversity during the last two centuries.

On 19th January, Dr James Palmer gave a paper to the Cambridge Late Antiquity Network on ‘The Cultural Politics of Time and the Rise of AD-Dates c. 690-c. 790’.

 Recent Publications

Chandrikblackwella Kaul, Laurel Brake, and Mark W. Turner (eds.), The News of the World and the British Press, 1843-2011: ‘Journalism for the Rich, Journalism for the Poor’ (Palgrave, 2015).

ueline Rose
, ‘The Contexts of Locke’s Political Thought’, in Matthew Stuart, (ed.), A Companion to Locke (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, Wiley Blackwell, 2016), pp. 45-63.

Katie Stevenson, ‘Lollardy, Hussitism and the Scottish Inquisition, c.1390-c.1527’, Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 110:3-4 (2015), pp. 684-715.

Richard Whatmore and Brian Young (eds), A Companion to Intellectual History, (December 2015, Wiley-Blackwell).

Emma Hart, ‘From Field to Plate: The Colonial Livestock Trade and the Development of an American Economic Culture,’ The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 1 (January 2016),
pp. 107-140.






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