Category Archives: History

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70th anniversary of the bombings

Guest editors: Brad Evans and Keith Tester From Thesis Eleven This issue of Thesis Eleven –  has been published to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.– the articles are all new and all confront one … Continue reading

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The latest Social Science Bites podcast: Steven Lukes on Émile Durkheim

Originally published on Social Science Space May 2015 If anyone can lay claim to be the father of sociology, it’s Émile Durkheim. By the time of the French academic’s death in 1917, he’d produced an extraordinary body of work on … Continue reading

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Audio Storytelling: Unlocking the Power of Audio to Inform, Empower and Connect

From Asia Pacific Media Educator Audio storytelling requires a blend of journalistic, technical and creative skills. From crafted, long-form documentaries to short digital narratives, podcasting, social media and online streaming have liberated audio from the confines of a live radio … Continue reading

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Mid–Holocene massive and sudden environmental changes triggered large-scale ecological and cultural shifts

Event reconstruction through Bayesian chronology: Massive mid-Holocene lake-burst triggered large-scale ecological and cultural change From The Holocene Our present environmental and cultural landscapes have essentially been formed during the Holocene period. This study conducted a comprehensive synthesis on the effects … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt, a radio pioneer, perceived as both “ordinary” and “expert”

Eleanor Roosevelt as “ordinary” citizen and “expert” on radio in the early 1950s From SAGE Open   The 11th October 2014 marks Eleanor Roosevelt’s  130th birthday Following her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt ’s death in April 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady … Continue reading

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Symbolic and cultural approaches to the origins of World War I

From International Relations This journal has published a Forum on understanding the origins of WWI.   World War I gave rise to the discipline of International Relations (IR). Rethinking the origins of that conflict accordingly encourages – perhaps requires us – … Continue reading

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Courage and cowardice in wartime

Special Issue From War in History  From the ancient period to the present, courage and cowardice have been central to the experience and interpretation of war. Arguably no virtue, attribute, or quality has a greater impact on the outcome of … Continue reading

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The evolution of atheism scientific and humanistic approaches

From History of the Human Sciences Atheism has achieved renewed vigor in the West in recent years with a spate of bestselling books and growing membership in secularist and rationalist organizations. The publication of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion in … Continue reading

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Children having children? Religion, psychology and the birth of the teenage pregnancy problem

From History of the Human Sciences In recent years the phrase ‘children having children’ has been used by politicians, academics, policy focussed NGO’s and Children’s charities to describe the worrying trend in the UK of rising teenage parenthood. This expression … Continue reading

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At the crossroads of past and present — ‘contemporary’ history and the historical discipline

Special Issue From Journal of Contemporary history More than forty years ago, this journal was created with a distinctive mission: to study and discuss Europe’s recent past, even if this stirred up controversy in contemporary political debates. This special issue … Continue reading

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Exploring the links between media and the changing memories of the 2005 London bombings

Special Issue: Remembering the 2005 London bombings: Media, memory, commemoration From Memory Studies This month marks the sixth anniversary of the ‘7/7’ bombings. The attack was unprecedented and was the deadliest act of terrorism the UK has suffered since the Lockerbie … Continue reading

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Collaboration between officials and civilians in Franco’s post-civil war Spain surpassed that found in Nazi Germany

Singling out victims: denunciation and collusion in the post-civil war Francoist repression in Spain, 1939–1945 From European History Quarterly This article considers the Franco regime in post civil warSpain to reveal how it was not only imposed on society but … Continue reading

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New approaches to the Nazi concentration camps

Special issue Before the holocaust: new approaches to the Nazi concentration camps, 1933-1939    From Journal of Contemporary History The Nazi concentration camps are a potent symbol for the destructive power of modern state. Some two million prisoners lost their … Continue reading

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