This month in ‘Reviews in History’

This month in ‘Reviews in History’

Our highlight this month in Reviews in History is a fascinating discussion between Scott Newton and David Edgerton of the latter’s The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: a Twentieth Century History. This compelling book recasts 20th-century British history in...

Harrington, petitioning and the construction of public opinion

Harrington, petitioning and the construction of public opinionEdward Vallance (University of Roehampton)Franco-British History seminar8 November 2012Abstract: Historians have noted that the republic depicted in Harrington’s ‘Oceana’ (1656) allowed...

Reshaping the past: the lingering colonial present

Imperial and World History seminar15 October 2012Tom Bentley (University of Sussex)Reshaping the past: the lingering colonial presentThis podcast is about 20 minutes long. Violence is a driving force of colonialism, but it is not the only narrative available.  There...