Pick of the Week: Food in History: the 82nd Anglo-American Conference of Historians

From famine to feast, from grain riots to TV cookery programmes, dieting to domesticity, food features in almost every aspect of human societies since prehistoric times. At its annual summer conference in 2013 the Institute of Historical Research aims to showcase the best of current scholarly writing, research and debate on the subject.

Pick of the Week: Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

This event marks the launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change, edited by Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites. While human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates, 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Launch of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change

Pick of the Week: Mobilising London’s housing histories: the provision of homes since 1850

As a growing metropolis, London is in the middle of a severe housing crisis, widely evidenced in the press and featuring in political debates. The problem of creating adequate homes for a growing demand is not new. The Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR), in association with the Survey of London (English Heritage) and the Urban… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Mobilising London’s housing histories: the provision of homes since 1850

Pick of the Week: What Kind of Theory and Research is Relevant to the Well-Being and Rights of Children? -19 June 2013

Connections and smooth pathways between research, policy and practice are essential to ensure that researchers can play a part in achieving social justice and making a difference to children’s lives.  Professor Smith will argue that the recognition of children as active citizens and participants in research rather than the passive objects of concern is one… Continue reading Pick of the Week: What Kind of Theory and Research is Relevant to the Well-Being and Rights of Children? -19 June 2013

Pick of the Week: Dean’s Seminar – Moral Constitution: Elizabeth Carey’s ‘Tragedy of Mariam’ and the Color of Blood

Wednesday 12 June 2013 If The Tragedy of Mariam is “about” anything, it is about rank—and the privileges of moral courage and superiority that rank inherently bestows. Mariam’s whiteness against the blackness of the characters of Salome and of Herod does constitute the moral encoding of raced subjects—but the “race” in question is a difference in rank. In… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Dean’s Seminar – Moral Constitution: Elizabeth Carey’s ‘Tragedy of Mariam’ and the Color of Blood