History

Exile, Imprisonment, or Death

Birkbeck, University of London
Julian Swann discusses the ‘politics of disgrace’ in Ancien Régime France, which led elite subjects to submit to imprisonment or internal exile […]
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Urban Memory

King's College London
Simon Sleight discusses key themes in the study of historical memory and its significance by considering the role of historical expertise […]
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Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism

University of Warwick
Quaker women were unusually active participants in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century cultural and religious exchange, as ministers, missionaries, authors and spiritual […]
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Providence, punishment and identity formation

University of Warwick
For centuries, Englishmen and women believed that any misfortune, from the smallest malady to a natural catastrophe, signified divine “justice.” […]
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Church, State and Colonialism in Southeastern Congo

Queen Mary, University of London
Reuben Loffman discusses the uneasy relationship between church and state in the Belgian Congo, showing how the expansion of the Catholic […]
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Same Memory, Different Memorials

Queen Mary, University of London
Recent literature on modern martyrdom and memory has focused on cases in which individual groups remember martyrs’ sacrifices by making […]
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1917: War, Peace, and Revolution

London School of Economics
1917 was a year of calamitous events, and one of pivotal importance in the development of the First World War. […]
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Clergy in English minsters c.800-c.1100

University of Leeds
Julia Barrow discusses the late Anglo-Saxon clergy and in particular at the question of royal patronage of churches.
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Danish Ferocity and Abandoned Monasteries: the Twelfth-century View

University of Leeds
Julia Barrow explains why twelfth-century authors found it so important to invent stories of Viking brutality towards monks and nuns […]
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The Clergy in the Medieval World

University of Leeds
Unlike monks and nuns, clergy have hitherto been sidelined in accounts of the Middle Ages, but they played an important […]
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