SAS in the media

Hidden truth about the royals’ Nazi links

Saturday 6 May 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Content from ‘Go-Betweens for Hitler’ , written by Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) senior fellow Dr Karina Urbach, features in a Times comment piece calling for the royal family to open its archives to more than just the current approved list of selected scholars

Europe’s wall against African migrants is almost complete

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), writes in The Conversation that a secret deal between Italy and tribes operating in southern Libya, ‘may be the last element of the barrier the EU has been constructing to exclude Africans from Europe.’

New online database of Cromwell army officers

Monday 1 May 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s Cromwell Association Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers , which launches today (17 May) is reviewed in Your Family History magazine. This IHR directory charts the lives of more than 4,000 officers who fought for Parliament during the 1642–46 English Civil War

New Labour 20 years on

Thursday 27 April 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) is highlighted in a Morning Star article entitled ‘New Labour 20 years on’, which focuses on a 2005 London Socialist Historians Group event held at the IHR to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1984–5 miners’ strike.

Professor Hussey on culture, class and Marine Le Pen

Tuesday 25 April 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies ( CPCS ), discusses the French presidential election and the role of popular culture in the New Statesman , on BBC Radio 4 and in the National Review .

It’s time to life the ideological haze in debates about Africa’s middle class

Sunday 23 April 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses Africa’s middle class. Writing in The Conversation, he says it is necessary to ‘lift the ideological haze’ in debates about Africa’s middle class and ‘put the record straight.’

Without historiography, history is a bloodless pursuit

Friday 21 April 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) March discussion on Richard J Evans’ latest book,  The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 , is highlighted in a History Today (behind a paywall) article entitled ‘Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit’.

John Updike’s Rabbit, Run – another American story of men escaping women

Friday 21 April 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), revisits John Updike’s 1960 novel, Rabbit, Run. Writing in The Guardian under the headline, ‘John Updike’s Rabbit, Run – another American story of men escaping women’, she sums it up as a work ‘ruminating on the costs of patriarchal society that is partly limited by the very limits it depicts, but cannot quite overcome. The incompleteness remains, while the novel endures.’

Celebrating diversity against racism

Thursday 20 April 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) ‘The battle of Wood Green 40 years on. Assessing the impact of anti-fascism’ seminar has been highlighted in more than 20 of London’s local newspapers. They include the Richmond and Twickenham Times , the Surrey Comet , Your Local Guardian , Enfield and Haringey Independent , Hillingdon Times , Bucks Free Press, Ealing Times, Wandsworth Guardian and the Wimbledon Guardian .

Are we blinded by our love of history?

Thursday 20 April 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Daniel Snowman, senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) argues in the BBC History Magazine that as our obsession with the past has grown, so has the tendency for us to mythologise it – or skew it for our own political purposes. This article first appeared in the magazine’s January 2016 issue.

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