"expert" blog posts
The Kremlin, the past and 2020
Posted on: 6 January 2021 | Category: 2021 posts
2020 was meant to be a blockbuster year for the Kremlin: twenty years of Vladimir Putin, seventy-five years since the victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War and constitutional changes approved overwhelmingly by the population in a referendum.
Mary Mary, quite contrary: a statue for Wollstonecraft
Posted on: 18 November 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
Dr Myriam Wilks-Heeg gives her view on the contraversial new statue honouring feminist icon, Mary Wollstonecraft.
Will Kamala Harris be the first female president of the United States?
Posted on: 28 October 2020 | Category: 2020 posts
US political history expert, Dr Cheryl Hudson, gives her view on the Democratic vice-presidential candidate and the possibilities for her future in the corridors of power. \"Regardless of who is elected as the 46th President of the United States, they will be male. Just as the previous 45 were. Not a single American woman has served as head of state and Commander in Chief.
Why were Suffragettes force-fed in prison?
Posted on: 27 September 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin, talks about the practise of force-feeding Suffragettes in prison, as we continue to reflect on the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918.
Why did Suffragette Edith Rigby plant a bomb at the Cotton Exchange in Liverpool?
Posted on: 6 February 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
We hear from modern history expert, Dr Sam Caslin about how a Suffragette from Preston shook the foundations of the Cotton Exchange in the heart of Liverpool in 1913. Did campaigns like Edith's help contribute to the passing of the Representation of the People Act, which allowed (some) women the right to vote in 1918?
Opinion: Anti-Roma stigma of Czech president Miloš Zeman threatens progress over Romani rights
Posted on: 24 January 2018 | Category: 2018 posts
Czech president Miloš Zeman faces a tough run-off against rival Jiří Drahoš in the second round of the presidential election on 26-27 January 2018. Voters will deliver their verdict on Zeman’s open hostility to refugees, Muslims, and the European Union, and his support for Russia.
Robert Mugabe’s resignation - an extraordinary week in Zimbabwe's history
Posted on: 1 December 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
‘What’s happening?’ ‘Have you seen the news?’ ‘Is this it?’- these were the messages that started coming in from contacts all over the world, as I was preparing to head out to the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association in Chicago last month.
Statues of medical racist who experimented on enslaved people should also be taken down
Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
Stephen Kenny blogs about how statues of a medical racist who experimented on enslaved people should be removed.
Fine china cups and shipping tycoons - decorative art explored at the Victoria Gallery and Museum
Posted on: 19 June 2017 | Category: 2017 posts
When you drink tea or coffee from your fine china cup and, perhaps, still secretly smoke tobacco, do you ever wonder where such objects and drugs came from?