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Roses Growing Out of Their Mouths

Roseanna Doughty | The children’s author Lemony Snicket advised that ‘If writers wrote as carelessly as some people talk, then adhasdh asdglaseuyt[bn[ pasdlgkhasdfasdf’. The recent scandal involving the former Mayor of London and Labour MP Ken Livingstone has certainly been… Continue Reading →


By Fraser Raeburn | The catalyst for this post was an article I saw shared on social media during Holocaust Remembrance Day, talking about the ‘forgotten’ victims of the Holocaust, namely ‘Gays, Gypsies and Priests’. It reminded me somewhat of an… Continue Reading →

To and From Hong Kong

By James Fellows and Vivian Kong | Something a bit different this week, with James and Vivian discussing their similar but opposite PhD trajectories: to and from Hong Kong. James: Hong Kong is perhaps most well-known as a commercial and financial… Continue Reading →

A Trump by any other name? Fascism in modern politics

By Fraser Raeburn | Earlier this year I wrote about how the nationalist label affected the SNP and their image – as a concept, nationalism comes with a fair bit of historical baggage and it’s interesting to watch the SNP try… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day and (Not) Wearing the Poppy as an Historian

By Laura Harrison and Fraser Raeburn | November 11 is one of the few days of the year where history is placed at the centre of public discourse as Britain stops to commemorate the victims of war. Two of our resident historians,… Continue Reading →

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