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Ladies, gentlemen, and scientific publication at the Royal Society, 1945-1990
(2018-06-27) - Journal article
This paper extends the scholarship on gender and scientific authorship by exploring women’s involvement in editorial decision-making. Prior to 1945, women scientists could submit their work to the journals of the Royal ...
Competition, choice and diversity in the newspaper trade of the Dutch Golden Age
(2018-09-03) - Journal article
This article expands on the themes of choice and diversity within a national, competitive news market in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. It is often suggested that early newspapers largely copied one another. But ...
City government and the state in eighteenth century South Carolina
(2017) - Journal article
'Contests of vital importance' : by-elections, the Labour Party, and the reshaping of British radicalism, 1924-1929
(2017-03) - Journal article
Via an examination of the Labour party's approach to by-election campaigning in Scotland between the fall of the first Labour administration in October 1924 and the party's return to office in May 1929, this article explores ...
The body of Mahomet : Pierre Bayle on war, sex, and Islam
(2017-01-01) - Journal article
This paper discusses Pierre Bayle’s article on Muhammad in his Dictionnaire historique et critique (1696), especially with regard to its two main themes: the role of force in the establishment of Islam, and sexual morality ...
Calculating Time and the End of Time in the Carolingian World, c.740-820
(2011-12) - Journal article
The hopes and fears associated with the imminence of apocalypse acted as catalysts for a number of significant changes in history. Relevant patterns of behaviour are not, however, always consistent. This paper examines the ...
The dancing front: dancing, morale, and the war effort in Britain during World War II
(2017) - Journal article
During the Second World War dancing boomed. This article, which discusses social dancing in Britain during the war, is oriented towards questions of morale; the “myth of the Blitz”; and the evolution of attitudes towards ...
Mīrkhwānd and Persian historiography
(2016-04-28) - Journal article
Pre-modern historians of the Persianate world have primarily been used by modern historians as sources of factual information and rarely to gain insight into the means, methods and world-views of the historians themselves. ...
Pesticides, pollution and the UK's Silent Spring, 1963-64 : Poison in the garden of England
(2017-09-20) - Journal article
Despite being characterized as ‘one of the worst agricultural accidents in Britain in the 1960s’, the ‘Smarden incident’ has never been subjected to a complete historical analysis. In 1963, a toxic waste spill in Kent ...
Global turns : other states, other civilizations
(2018-03-07) - Journal article
Although Ideological Origins was published before ‘globalization’ had entered the historical lexicon, Bernard Bailyn recovered the global perspectives of eighteenth-century Britons, who were keenly aware of parallels with ...