History – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 14, 2015|History|0 comments

Comparative and thematic histories Mapping the end of empire: American and British strategic visions in the postwar world / Aiyaz Husain. History and popular memory: the power of story in moments of crisis / Paul A. Cohen. The lifeblood of war: logistics in armed conflict / Julian Thompson. Empires of vision: a reader / Martin Jay and Sumathi Ramaswamy, eds. The Princeton companion to Atlantic history / editor, Joseph C.

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The Camera Never Lies

By Victoria Bird|August 8, 2014|History, Information Literacy, Music, Media and Film Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The University of London is launching a MOOC (massive open online courses- see The Complete University Guide for a brief synopsis), titled The Camera Never Lies, which might be worth checking out over the summer. This short history course aims to provide: “an introduction to use of images and other media as historical evidence in the twentieth century, issues of authenticity and manipulation, and the place of film and historical

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History – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 27, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative Farewell to Salonika: city at the crossroads / Leon Sciaky. Transatlantic slavery: an introduction / [text by Richard Benjamin … and David Fleming]. Borders: a very short introduction / Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.  Red stamps and gold stars: fieldwork dilemmas in upland socialist Asia / edited by Sarah Turner Early modern things: objects and their histories, 1500-1800 / edited by Paula Findlen. Medicine and colonialism:

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