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Cover for Cultural Worlds of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America Cultural Worlds of the Jesuits in Colonial Latin America
Linda A. Newson (ed)
April 6, 2020

The Jesuits’ colonial legacy in Latin America is well-known. They pioneered an interest in indigenous languages and cultures, compiling dictionaries and writing some of the earliest ethnographies of the region. They also explored the region’s natural history and made significant contributions to the development of science and medicine. On their estates and in the missions they introduced new plants, livestock, and agricultural techniques, such as irrigation. In addition, they left a lasting legacy on the region’s architecture, art and music.

The volume demonstrates the...

Cover for Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom: Decades of Decline, 1945–65 Cinemas and Cinema-Going in the United Kingdom: Decades of Decline, 1945–65
Sam Manning
March 31, 2020

Cinema-going was the most popular commercial leisure activity in the first half of the twentieth century, peaking in 1946 with 1.6 billion recorded admissions. Though ‘going to the pictures’ remained a popular pastime, the transition to peacetime altered citizens’ leisure habits. During the 1950s increased affluence, the growth of television ownership and the diversification of leisure led to rapid declines in attendance. Cinema attendances fell in all regions, but the speed, nature and extent of decline varied widely across the United Kingdom.

By linking national...

Cover for A Nicaraguan Exceptionalism? Debating the Legacy of the Sandinista Revolution A Nicaraguan Exceptionalism? Debating the Legacy of the Sandinista Revolution
Hilary Francis (ed)
February 24, 2020

In recent years, child migrants from Central America have arrived in the United States in unprecedented numbers. But whilst minors from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador make the perilous journey to the north, their Nicaraguan peers have remained in Central America. Nicaragua also enjoys lower murder rates and far fewer gang problems when compared with her neighbours.

Why is Nicaragua so different? The present government has promulgated a discourse of Nicaraguan exceptionalism, arguing that Nicaragua is unique thanks to heritage of the 1979 Sandinista revolution. This volume...

Cover for Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond
Jack Webb, Roderick Westmaas, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, William Tantam (eds)
February 18, 2020

In recent years, academics, policy makers and media outlets have increasingly recognised the importance of Caribbean migrations and migrants to the histories and cultures of countries across the Northern Atlantic.

Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation furthers our understanding of the lives of many of these migrants, and the contexts through which they lived and continue to live. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between Caribbean migrants and processes of...

Cover for The Digital Classicist 2013 The Digital Classicist 2013
Stuart Dunn, Simon Mahony (eds)
December 2, 2019

This edited volume collects together peer-reviewed papers that initially emanated from presentations at Digital Classicist seminars and conference panels.

This wide-ranging volume showcases exemplary applications of digital scholarship to the ancient world and critically examines the many challenges and opportunities afforded by such research. The chapters included here demonstrate innovative approaches that drive forward the research interests of both humanists and technologists while showing that...

Cover for Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010 Marathon – 2,500 Years: Proceedings of The Marathon Conference 2010
Christopher Carey, Michael Edwards (eds)
November 8, 2019

Some two and a half millennia ago, in the summer of 490 BC, a small army of 9,000 Athenians, supported only be a thousand troops from Plataea, faced and overcame the might of the Persian army of King Darius I on the plain of Marathon.

While this was only the beginning of the Persian Wars, and the Greeks as a while would face a far greater threat to their freedom a decade later, the victory at Marathon had untold effects on the morale, confidence, and self-esteem of the Athenians, who would commemorate their finest hour in art and literature for centuries to come.

This...

Cover for Erôs and the Polis: Love in context Erôs and the Polis: Love in context
Ed Sanders (ed)
November 1, 2019

Arising out of a conference on ‘Erôs in Ancient Greece’, the articles in this volume share a historicizing approach to the conventions and expectations of erôs in the context of the polis, in the Archaic and Classical periods of ancient Greece.

The articles focus on (post-Homeric) Archaic and Classical poetic genres – namely lyric poetry, tragedy, and comedy – and some philosophical texts by Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle.

They pursue a variety...

Cover for Medieval Londoners: Essays to mark the eightieth birthday of Caroline M. Barron Medieval Londoners: Essays to mark the eightieth birthday of Caroline M. Barron
Christian Steer, Elizabeth New (eds)
October 31, 2019

Medieval Londoners were a diverse group, some born in the city, and others drawn to the capital from across the realm and from overseas. For some, London became the sole focus of their lives, while others retained or developed networks and loyalties that spread far and wide. The rich evidence for the medieval city, including archaeological and documentary evidence, means that the study of London and its inhabitants remains an active field. Medieval Londoners brings together archaeologists, historians, art historians and literary scholars whose essays provide glimpses of medieval...

Cover for Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World Creating Ethnicities & Identities in the Roman World
Andrew Gardner, Edward Herring, Kathryn Lomas (eds)
October 25, 2019

Questions of ethnic and cultural identities are central to the contemporary understanding of the Roman world.

The expansion of Rome across Italy, the Mediterranean, and beyond entailed encounters with a wide range of peoples. Many of these had well-established pre-conquest ethnic identities which can be compared with Roman perceptions of them. In other cases, the ethnicity of peoples conquered by Rome has been perceived almost entirely through the lenses of Roman ethnographic writing and administrative structures.

The formation of such identities, and the shaping of these...

Cover for The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53 The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53
Edward Owens
October 15, 2019

The Family Firm presents the first major historical analysis of the transformation of the royal household’s public relations strategy in the period 1932-1953. Beginning with King George V’s first Christmas broadcast, Buckingham Palace worked with the Church of England and the media to initiate a new phase in the House of Windsor’s approach to publicity.

This book also focuses on audience reception by exploring how British readers, listeners, and viewers made sense of royalty’s new...

Cover for Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean
Peter Wade, James Scorer, Ignacio Aguiló (eds)
September 30, 2019

Latin America’s long history of showing how racism can co-exist with racial mixture and conviviality offers useful ammunition for strengthening anti-racist stances. This volume asks whether cultural production has a particular role to play within discourses and practices of anti-racism in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors analyse music, performance, education, language, film and art in diverse national contexts across the region.

The book also places Latin American and Caribbean racial formations within a broader global context. It shows that the region provides...

Cover for 'The Dull Duty of an Editor': Working with Webster and Dickens 'The Dull Duty of an Editor': Working with Webster and Dickens
Elizabeth Brennan
September 27, 2019
This lecture was originally published by the Institute of English Studies, University of London in 1996.

The Hilda Hulme Memorial Lectures were established in 1985 following a donation from Mr Mohamed Aslam in memory of his wife, Dr Hilda Hulme. The lectures are on the subject of English literature and relate to one of ‘the three fields in which Dr Hulme specialised, namely Shakespeare, language in Elizabethan drama, and the nineteenth-century novel’.

Cover for Legal Records at Risk: A strategy for safeguarding our legal heritage Legal Records at Risk: A strategy for safeguarding our legal heritage
Clare Cowling
August 27, 2019

Why do so few institutions in the legal sector have professional records managers or archivists on their staff?

This book is the culmination of a three-year project by experienced archivist and records managers on private sector legal records at risk in England at Wales. It summarises the work of the Legal Records at Risk (LRAR) project and its predecessors, diagnoses the problems of preservation of archives in the legal sector in England and Wales and outlines a national strategy for such records.

Cover for Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America
Niall H.D. Geraghty, Adriana Laura Massidda; Lucy O'Sullivan, Cristian Silva, Paul Merchant, Orlando Deavila Pertuz, Lucy McMahon, Anabella Roitman, Simone Kalkman, Geoffrey Kantaris
August 21, 2019

Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality is an interdisciplinary exploration of the different ways in which marginal urban spaces have become privileged locations for creativity in Latin America. The essays within the collection reassess dominant theoretical notions of ‘marginality’ in the region and argue that, in contemporary society, it invariably allows for (if not leads to) the production of the new.

While Latin American cities have, since their foundation, always included marginal spaces (due, for example, to the segregation of indigenous groups), the...

Cover for Radical Collections: Re-examining the roots of collections, practices and information professions Radical Collections: Re-examining the roots of collections, practices and information professions
Jordan Landes, Richard Espley (eds)
August 21, 2019

Do archivists ‘curate’ history? And to what extent are our librarians the gatekeepers of knowledge?

Libraries and archives have a long and rich history of compiling ‘radical collections’- from Klanwatch Project in the States to the R. D. Laing Archive in Glasgow- but a re-examination of the information professions and all aspects of managing those collections is long overdue.

This book is the result of a critical conference held at Senate House Library in 2017. The conference provided a space to debate the issues and ethics of collection development, management...

Cover for Empty Spaces: perspectives on emptiness in modern history Empty Spaces: perspectives on emptiness in modern history
Courtney J. Campbell, Allegra Giovine, Jennifer Keating (eds)
August 21, 2019

How is emptiness made and what historical purpose does it serve? What cultural, material and natural work goes into maintaining ‘nothingness’? Why have a variety of historical actors, from colonial powers to artists and urban dwellers, sought to construct, control and maintain (physically and discursively) empty space, and by which processes is emptiness discovered, visualised and reimagined?

This volume draws together contributions from authors working on landscapes and rurality, along with national and imperial narratives, from Brazil to Russia and Ireland. It considers the...

Cover for Thomas Frederick Tout (1855–1929): refashioning history for the twentieth century Thomas Frederick Tout (1855–1929): refashioning history for the twentieth century
Joel T. Rosenthal, Caroline M. Barron (eds)
August 21, 2019

Thomas Frederick Tout (1855–1929) was arguably the most prolific English medieval historian of the early twentieth century. The son of an unsuccessful publican, he was described at his Oxford scholarship exam as ‘uncouth and untidy’; however he went on to publish hundreds of books throughout his distinguished career with a legacy that extended well beyond the academy. Tout pioneered the use of archival research, welcomed women into academia and augmented the University of Manchester’s growing reputation for pioneering research.

This book presents the first full assessment...

Cover for Charlotte Brontë's City of Glass Charlotte Brontë's City of Glass
Isobel Armstrong
March 21, 2019

The Hilda Hulme Memorial Lectures were established in 1985 following a donation from Mr Mohamed Aslam in memory of his wife, Dr Hilda Hulme. The lectures are on the subject of English literature and relate to one of ‘the three fields in which Dr Hulme specialised, namely Shakespeare, language in Elizabethan drama, and the nineteenth-century novel’.

Cover for Suffrage and citizenship in Ireland, 1912-18 Suffrage and citizenship in Ireland, 1912-18
Senia Pašeta
January 24, 2019

The 2018 Kehoe Lecture in Irish History: presented on 15 November 2018 at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Professor Senia Pašeta argues that our understanding of modern Irish and British politics would be enormously enriched if we recognized two things: that the Irish and British suffrage movements were deeply connected; and that the women’s suffrage movement across the United Kingdom was shaped in fundamental ways by the Irish Question from the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth.

As Professor Pašeta demonstrates, the...

Cover for Gender in medieval places, spaces and thresholds Gender in medieval places, spaces and thresholds
Victoria Blud, Diane Heath, Einat Klafter (eds)
December 17, 2018

This collection addresses the concept of gender in the middle ages through the study of place and space, exploring how gender and space may be mutually constructive and how individuals and communities make and are made by the places and spaces they inhabit.

From womb to tomb, how are we defined and confined by gender and by space? Interrogating the thresholds between sacred and secular, public and private, enclosure and exposure, domestic and political, movement and stasis, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection draw on current research and contemporary theory to...

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