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    Book Review: A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

Book Review: A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 aims to explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a […]

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    Book Review: When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923, edited by Vally Lytra

Book Review: When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923, edited by Vally Lytra

When Greeks and Turks Meet attempts to demonstrate how the nationalist view of relations between the two peoples is a […]

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    Ron Johnston on remembering urbanist Professor Sir Peter Hall

Ron Johnston on remembering urbanist Professor Sir Peter Hall

Professor Sir Peter Hall died in July 2014. Active as a scholar, policy analyst and future-thinker almost to the […]

Book Review: The New Urban Question by Andy Merrifield

The New Urban Question considers connections between radical urban theory and political activism, taking in 19th-century Paris, 1970s Detroit, and the Occupy […]

Book Review: Indian Foreign Policy by Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden seeks to introduce students to the key dimensions of Indian foreign policy, from its emergence as a modern state […]

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    Book Review: Backroads Pragmatists: Mexico’s Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States by Ruben Flores

Book Review: Backroads Pragmatists: Mexico’s Melting Pot and Civil Rights in the United States by Ruben Flores

Through deep archival research and ambitious synthesis, Backroads Pragmatists aims to illuminate how nation-building in post-revolutionary Mexico unmistakably influenced the civil […]

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    Book Review: How The States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions & Voter Turnout, 1920-2000 by Melanie Jean Springer

Book Review: How The States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions & Voter Turnout, 1920-2000 by Melanie Jean Springer

With How the States Shaped the Nation, Melanie Jean Springer looks to place contemporary reforms in historical context and explores how state […]

3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

Book Review: Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

In Walter Benjamin and the Media, Jaeho Kang strikes a near perfect balance between biographical narrative and theoretical analysis. In doing […]

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    Reading List: 8 inspirational books to read for the #HeForShe gender equality campaign

Reading List: 8 inspirational books to read for the #HeForShe gender equality campaign

This week actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a speech at the United Nations Headquarters, calling for gender […]

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    Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

This book is a useful and comforting resource for anyone interested in understanding how individuals get through their PhD […]

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    Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

The Food History Reader is a very welcome addition to the field of food history and will serve as a […]

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    Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

Reading List: 4 essential books to read for the People’s Climate March

This weekend cities around the world hosted the People’s Climate March to raise awareness of climate change and to […]

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    Book Review: Death of a Suburban Dream: race and schools in Compton, California by Emily E Straus

Book Review: Death of a Suburban Dream: race and schools in Compton, California by Emily E Straus

Death of a Suburban Dream explores the history of Compton from its founding in the late nineteenth century to […]

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    Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

Book Review: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata by Amrita Narlikar and Aruna Narlikar

The need to negotiate effectively with India is only growing as its power rises, and in the literature on […]