Berlin Wall: a backdrop for the politics of moral outrage

By Dr Michael Rowe The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989. The event, which has come to symbolise the end of the Cold War, came about when an East German government spokesman miscalculated, and erroneously announced the previously sealed border open. Crowds of ordinary East Berliners quickly gathered, and no one in authority dared… Continue reading Berlin Wall: a backdrop for the politics of moral outrage

#PotW: IHR 2015 Winter Conference: Utopian Universities

A conference devoted to the new universities of the 1960s. Rather than duplicate the various individual jubilees which have and are taking place in the seven universities (Essex, Lancaster, Sussex, UEA, UKC, Warwick and York) themselves, our aim is to look back at this moment in the history of higher education. The conference will examine… Continue reading #PotW: IHR 2015 Winter Conference: Utopian Universities

#PotW: Day for new research students at the Institute of Historical Research – 30 Sep

The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and… Continue reading #PotW: Day for new research students at the Institute of Historical Research – 30 Sep

#PotW Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies: 5th Conference 5-6 August

Organised and sponsored by the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Linguistics and The Journal of Philology. The conference is devoted to the development of English and Russian studies, lexicography, sociolinguistics, English teaching in Russia, and the History of the Book.           The Organising… Continue reading #PotW Language, Culture and Society in Russian/English Studies: 5th Conference 5-6 August

#PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July

Fought across the world, the First World War struck deepest at home. Few neighbourhoods, villages, towns or regions emerged untouched by the global conflict on 1914-18. This year’s Anglo-American conference takes as its theme the impact of the First World War on the locality and local institutions, on the family and social life, and on the… Continue reading #PotW – The Great War at Home 3-4 July