Monthly Archives: November 2011

Queen Mary PhD studentships

Funded PhD studentships for 2012-13 entry at Queen Mary, University of London. Some are for specific topics; many are open. Details here.

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Umberto Eco interview in The Guardian


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History Workshop Journal new website

Here – thanks to Felix Driver for the alert.

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Ben Gurion University political science department under threat

I’ve just been sent this story of a report on the Ben Gurion University political science department. This is a department I know quite well, having visited it twice to give talks. The report is critical and suggests closing the … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour website

Bruno Latour has a new website – very comprehensive. Thanks to Graham Harman for the link.

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Alan Moore interview

The Guardian has an interview with Alan Moore, co-creator of V for Vendetta, on the masks here. You can read my thoughts on the masks over at the Society and Space open site.

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British Library Illuminated Manuscripts exhibition

As I hadn’t had enough of old books, I also made time to go and see the new exhibition at the BL, on medieval illuminated manuscripts from the Royal Library. It’s remarkable and there is loads to see. More details … Continue reading

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Leibniz, historian

The last couple of days at the British Library have mainly been looking at Leibniz’s work as a historian. He was employed by the Duke of Hanover as a librarian, and tasked with writing the family history. He kept going … Continue reading

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Roundup – Occupy and protest

Here are a few things I found interesting, in among all the stuff being written. I’m sure I’ve missed some other important things, so feel free to use the comments. Paul Rosenberg at Al Jazeera on the UC Davis events, … Continue reading

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‘Pepper spray’

An excellent piece on ‘Pepper Spray’ and the Scoville scale at Berfrois. A brief excerpt, but do look at the whole thing: We’ve taken to calling it pepper spray, I think, because that makes it sound so much more benign than … Continue reading

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