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Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic
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Research by Dr Matt Cole finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
16/09/2016

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history
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It's not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors 'in sheds' waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going.
Date:
10/08/2016

Thatcher's Alive?!

Thatcher's Alive?!
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Matthew Francis discusses a curious, though far from unimportant, subplot of the fallout from the EU referendum - the debate over Thatcherism.
Date:
11/07/2016

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire
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Dr Simon Jackson discusses his current research project.
Date:
06/07/2016

´╗┐Birmingham Research Fellowship in History and Cultures opportunity

´╗┐Birmingham Research Fellowship in History and Cultures opportunity
Description
This fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to join the School of History and Cultures. We seek to appoint a scholar working on any aspect of imperial, global or transnational history from the ancient to the late modern period.
Date:
18/04/2016

Seeking legitimacy: authority and expertise in modern Britain

Seeking legitimacy: authority and expertise in modern Britain
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Call for papers for a two-day workshop for postgraduates and early career researchers that aims to explore the relationship between authority and legitimacy in modern Britain.
Date:
08/04/2016

The Victorians - a beginners guide

The Victorians - a beginners guide
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New book by Dr David Gange.
Date:
04/02/2016

Sticking the boot into charity

Sticking the boot into charity
Description
Charities are under assault. While many of us thought the Big Society was incoherent and full of empty rhetoric, in reality it ushered in one of the most sustained attacks on charities since legislation regulating their actions was first introduced...
Date:
26/10/2015

Canada's new prime minister: who is Justin Trudeau, and how did he win?

Canada's new prime minister: who is Justin Trudeau, and how did he win?
Description
After a hard-fought election, Canada's Liberal party has won a decisive parliamentary majority, and Canada will soon have an unfamiliar prime minister with a familiar last name. But 43-year-old Justin Trudeau's rise to the top of Canadian politics was far from certain...Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
23/10/2015

The Irish village of Ballymaclinton

The Irish village of Ballymaclinton
Description
PhD student Shahmima Akhtar is researching Commercial Exhibitions of the Irish in World Fairs' in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain and the US. Here she looks at an iconic Irish Village: "Ballymaclinton", repeatedly exhibited at World Fairs'.
Date:
20/10/2015
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