Entries by mhradmin

The “Woke” Bite Back!

The “Woke” Bite Back! David Robinson takes a light-hearted look at the shifting reputation of the Humanities academic but concludes there are serious reasons for their voices to be heard… In a pre-pandemic life I was asked at a social event the obligatory question about what I do. I replied that, having been made redundant […]

Iranian Cinema and the New Woman: The Islamic Revolution’s Impact on Female Agency in Film

Abstract This article examines how Iranian regime, politics, and religion shaped the presence and roles of women in film. In the monarchical Pahlavi era, film followed early 20th century Western archetypes, marginalizing women to the binary role of virgin or whore. Despite misogynistic undertones of the Islamic Revolution, the “New Woman” created in the image of […]

‘Vermin and Devil-Worshippers’: Exploring Witch Identities in Popular Print in Early Modern Germany and England

Download PDF Author Biography Natalie Grace is a History PhD student at the University of Nottingham researching witchcraft in print in Germany and England. She is funded by the Midlands4Cities DTP and supervised by Dr David Gehring and Dr Simone Laqua-O’Donnell. Twitter: @Witchy_Nat Midlands4Cities VPP: https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/student_profile/natalie-grace/ Abstract This paper compares the creation of witch identities […]

Book Review: ‘Greek Military Service in the Ancient Near East, 401-330 BCE’ by Jeffrey Rop

Download PDF Author Biography Gillian Owen is a Masters Student studying Classics at the University of Nottingham. Gillian‘s interests cover a range periods and cultures centred around the Mediterranean. Her current dissertation focuses on the image of the sea in Etruscan burials. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/gillian-owen Twitter: @Gillianowen97 Book Review: ‘Greek Military Service in the Ancient Near East, 401-330 BCE’ by Jeffrey […]

Book Review: Horden, P. and Purcell, N., The Boundless Sea: Writing Mediterranean History (London, 2020)

Book Review: Horden, P. and Purcell, N., The Boundless Sea: Writing Mediterranean History (London, 2020) Link to PDF Nicholas Thompson Unlike this year’s Wolfson History Prize Winner The Boundless Sea: A Human History of Oceans, The Boundless Sea: Writing Mediterranean History (hereafter, Boundless) focuses on methods of approaching the Mediterranean.[1] Boundless is a reflection on […]

Bad or Mad? Infanticide: Insanity and Morality in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Bad or Mad? Infanticide: Insanity and Morality in Nineteenth-Century Britain PAIGE MATHIESON Download PDF Introduction Infanticidal mothers have been murdering their newly born offspring for hundreds of years. Historically, infanticide was used as a form of contraception by hunter-gatherers in nomadic tribes, when their societies were at war and food supplies were scarce.[1] The horrific […]

‘A Political Fight Over Beer’: The 1977 Coors Beer Boycott, and the Relationship Between Labour–Gay Alliances and LGBT Social Mobility

Link to PDF Featured image courtesy of Online Archive of California Author Biography Kieran Blake is a postgraduate student of History at the University of Lincoln, researching twentieth-century American social movements—specifically addressing queer studies and the history of sexuality. Abstract This paper examines the 1977 Coors beer boycott, to analyse the interplay of socio-political groups […]

Close To Goodness, Close to Sin: Cultural Meanings of Milk in England between 1500 and 1650

Link to PDF Featured image courtesy of Brooklyn Museum, object 34.493 Author Biography Ilya Maude is a recent graduate of the University of Nottingham. This article formed part of Ilya’s undergraduate dissertation supervised within the Department of History. Abstract In early modern England, milk was a culturally potent substance, laden with meanings and symbolism. These meanings […]

The Brave New World of Investment

Link to PDF Featured image courtesy of Aviva Archives Author Biography Joshua Thorpe graduates this year from the University of Leicester with a History BA. He will now complete an MSc at the London School of Economics, exploring empires, colonialism and globalisation. Abstract The 1890s saw the yields on the Norwich Union’s traditional domestic investments […]

Book Review: Sally Holloway, The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture (New York: Oxford, 2019)

In this article Samantha Armstrong reviews The Game of Love in Georgian England by Sally Holloway, recently published in January 2019. This book is a welcome exploration of the emotions of romance within the conceptualization of love in material and popular culture. The Game of Love in Georgian England investigates facets of the material culture […]

Book Review: B. Simms, Britain’s Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation (London, 2016)

In this article, Robert reviews Britain’s Europe: A Thousand Years of Conflict and Cooperation by Brendan Simms, published immediately prior to the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union in 2016. The book challenges the existing historical tradition that places Britain as exceptional due to its insular geography and instead gives an account of […]

‘A Motley to the View’: The Clothing of Court Fools in Tudor England

‘A Motley to the View’: The Clothing of Court Fools in Tudor England Synonymous with garish parti-colours, the fool in popular imagination is an individual distinguished by their bold fashion choices. However, the prevalent image of the fool in red and yellow parti-colours does not hold true for the Tudor period. Whilst beginning the period […]

Humphrey Peake and Siege Warfare

Humphrey Peake and Siege Warfare During the English Civil Wars of the 1640s and 1650s, siege warfare was a central aspect, which has nonetheless been overlooked by the historiography. Often the major focus of historians of the wars has been major battles such as Marston Moor and Naseby; important sieges such as Newark and Colchester […]