Stefania Ciocia: I’ve had a feminist summer, and a very good one it has been too. These are the four non-fiction books I have finally managed to dig into, and they are all brilliant.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part III
Dr Sara Wolfson’s students ask what we can learn about the Renaissance court through art, architecture and material objects.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part II
Wolfson’s students ask what we can learn about the Renaissance court through art, architecture and material objects.
Canterbury Cathedral has a very rich history, but who comes first to your mind when you think of the Cathedral? Becket? Henry II? The Black Prince? These are all important figures in the cathedral’s history, whom we certainly should not forget, but they are all men.
In the first in a series of posts that explores the various stages of theStudy Abroad experience, final-year American Studies student Connor Cudmore offers a reflection on a year well spent in the United States.
Despite anything you may have heard to the contrary, academics remain very busy people during the summer months (in fact, you might have read a great article by Mary Beard to that effect a little while ago).
The graduation of our students is one of the highlights of the academic year. As historian interested in material culture I enjoy the act of dressing up in a fantasy gown (the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa abolished academic gowns for my alma mater, the University of Vienna,
It’s been a busy summer for me and my fellow colleagues in English Literature. Collectively, we’ve dealt with tight deadlines for manuscript submissions, invitations to talk at international conferences, climbing booksellers’ charts (really!), lots of reading and writing, and – we’re not going to lie – a bit of R&R too. In strict alphabetical order, I have collated here what some of us have done this summer.