Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data

The Institute of Historical Research is part of an international consortium which has won funding to analyse parliamentary material in a new way – using the techniques of ‘big data’. ‘Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data’ is a two-year project funded in the UK by the AHRC. The records of three legislatures – the UK’s Hansard,… Continue reading Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data

Colin Samson on ‘The Maple Leaf and Aboriginal Land Claims’

Canada’s National Flag Day (15th February) is a good time to consider what this nation itself might mean to the men and women whose ancestors knew no flags. The maple leaf is of course an emblem that identifies something called ‘Canada,’ a state, society, landscape, ethos and multiple institutions with which millions of Canadians proudly… Continue reading Colin Samson on ‘The Maple Leaf and Aboriginal Land Claims’

The Corporate Power and Human Rights Project

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson, Human Rights Project Officer, Human Rights Consortium (HRC) The Human Rights Consortium’s Corporate Power and Human Rights Project started in earnest at the beginning of the 2012–13 academic year.  Doctoral researcher at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies Nicholas Connelly had recently published his excellent article on the subject, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: a… Continue reading The Corporate Power and Human Rights Project

Treasures from the Miller Archive Exhibition – Launch Event

Over the past few weeks we brought you guest blog posts by the members of the Institute for Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), who have been working on the exhibition ‘Theatrical Lives from Vienna to London: Treasures from the Miller Archive’. While the IGRS is known for its seminars, lectures, workshops, colloquia, conferences and fellowships… Continue reading Treasures from the Miller Archive Exhibition – Launch Event

Refugee Week Series: Are Regional Protection Mechanisms an improved way of safeguarding the rights of refugees?

Post by Nicholas Maple, as part of our Refugee Week series. The first post, about the Austrian-Jewish Exile Theatre in London, can be found here. The second post, about exile libraries, can be found here. Nick is an MA student on the Understanding and Securing Human Rights Masters Course. Nicholas currently assists with the work of the Refugee Law Initiative.… Continue reading Refugee Week Series: Are Regional Protection Mechanisms an improved way of safeguarding the rights of refugees?