How a 500-year-old parchment birthing girdle could give us more insight into childbirth for medieval mothers.
The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge. Rawan Althunyan challenges us to read the work of Palestinian author Adania Shibli, who invites us to think about women who don’t have the voice to speak, or who are threatened with violence when they do. @AlthunyanRawan What does it mean to write and speak in... Continue Reading →
From running tracks to tunes to study by, many of us will have musical playlists to suit our varying moods. In the theatre of war, though, music strikes a more important background note. In this post emerging from her journal article on Classical Music and Conflict in the Musico-Literary Novel, Katie Harling-Lee describes the selection,... Continue Reading →
The most recent manifestation of deep structural racism in the United States, which finds its echo in racist violence and discrimination all over the world, including in the UK, has once again prompted an outpouring of responses – some more adequate than others. Many organisations have issued public statements of solidarity, but not always in... Continue Reading →
This VE day, perhaps you've been commemorating quietly, celebrating with a (socially distanced) street party, or relaxing. But on 8th May, 1945, while the world marked the end of the war in Europe, the hard work was just beginning for the Political Warfare Executive. Dr Guy Woodward and Professor James Smith write in a post... Continue Reading →