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St John’s creates post to research its colonial past

The first post of its kind at Oxbridge, the research will focus on “explor[ing] connections between the college and colonialism".

Pitt Rivers collaborates with Shuar representatives to review shrunken heads display

The Pitt Rivers Museum is reviewing its display of shrunken heads after concerns were raised about the sensitivity of the display. The...

Pictures in the sandcastles

The artist as revolutionary is a wonderful image, and perhaps one that is forced upon creatives of our day. However, it is imperative to recall both the political power of artistic media, and the inherent ideology of created works.
sketches of figures wearing dresses

Historicising Fashion

A reflection on the implications of fashion - the good and the bad - through changing historical contexts
Soldiers go over the front line

Frantz: a wrenching tale of remembrance

The French-German film Frantz, however, has gone unnoticed by many English-speaking viewers, despite being one of the most powerful films released to explore the after-effects of World War I.

History should have no borders

Oxford’s curriculum is woefully Eurocentric

Gin and tonic’s history might leave you with a bitter taste

Colonialism, empire and disease: this tasty tipple has an interesting story

History theses will be examined by supervisors in new trial

The changes are to ensure thesis examiners are "most appropriately qualified"

Don’t know much about history

Who knew history could sound so good?

The fault in our Fawlty

The show is vulgar, insular, and heavy-handed
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