Rethinking the Climate Change-Migration-Conflict Nexus in the Sahel: A Plea for Intersectionality to Include Descent-based Slavery
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Rethinking the Climate Change-Migration-Conflict Nexus in the Sahel: A Plea for Intersectionality to Include Descent-based Slavery

By Mamadou Sène Cissé, Lotte Pelckmans, and Marie Rodet Since October 2018, more than 3,000 people have been displaced in Western Mali due to community conflicts and violence. These forced displacements have been far less publicised than the massive internal displacements experienced by more than 240,000 people from Northern and Central Mali due to the…

Lesbian Sex is Holding Hands: Why Depictions of Lesbian Desire Matter in UK Historical Dramas
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Lesbian Sex is Holding Hands: Why Depictions of Lesbian Desire Matter in UK Historical Dramas

t best this leads to far too many people asking the average lesbian minding their own business: ‘But, how do you even have sex?’ At worst, it snowballs into misconceptions of the longevity of queer, gender, and even racial and disability emancipation movements throughout history.

Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’
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Rapping the Decolonisation of ‘America’ – Rapear la decolonización de ‘América’

[Traducción al español incluida.] Ana Nenadović discusses Residente’s new single This is not America, establishing connections between the lyrics, the music video and relevant theoretical debates, and examining the contributions of creative practices to the decolonisation of our minds.

When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century
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When Things Go Wrong: Smuggling Artefacts from Baghdad to London in the late 19th Century

Many of the artefacts we see today in the ‘Ancient Near East’ collections of European and American museums were purchased in the late 19th and early 20th century from dealers who specialised in smuggling archaeological artefacts to Europe from Baghdad.

SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 3: Sudanese History through Music
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SOAS History Blog Podcast, Ep. 3: Sudanese History through Music

More about this episode Samples of music in this podcast have been for research and academic discussion only. Podcast transcript This is a SOAS History Blog Podcast. In this installment, we bring you Walter Rodney Prize winner Saffa Khalil discussing her award-winning dissertation with SOAS staff member Henny Ziai. For further information about the music…