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August 20th 2019 0

The Dark Side of Molecules: Politics and Chemistry in the 20th Century

When trying to choose the science and scientists that shaped the 20th century, many think about nuclear energy or the near mythical names of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Max Planck, Niels Bohr, and Albert Einstein.  They may also think about the revo…

August 15th 2019 0

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement

Why do we need another book about Queen Victoria? The last time I checked, there were over 1,500 entries for the Queen as a subject in WorldCat. Yet on this, the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, I’d like to think that my book clear…

August 15th 2019 0

Watch: Where do students learn how to create an experiment?

In this video Les Kirkup, author of Experimental Methods for Science and Engineering Students explains the need for students to develop a range of techniques and methods in their journey to becoming successful scientists and engineers . Credit: Videograph…

August 14th 2019 0

Turkey between Democracy and Authoritarianism

Turkey has gone through radical changes since the year 1980, which was marked by a repressive military coup. Rising from the ashes of military authoritarianism in 1983, Turks sought to gradually democratize their polity through the 1980s and the 1990s. Th…

August 13th 2019 0

Fast Techniques for Integrated Circuit Design

One of the reasons people like science and engineering is because of the joy of discovering things about the world around us. The more scientifically inclined are curious about nature and what surrounds us, and often wonder why things are the way they are…

August 13th 2019 0

The Remembered Dead

After the clamour of the centenary of the ending of the First World War, how are we best to remember those who died in it? This was the question some were asking at the very first anniversary of the Armistice, and indeed at the Armistice itself. The many …

August 9th 2019 0

Solidarity Under Siege and Immigration Crisis

Alejandro Molina Lara, Gloria García, and Ana Alvarenga, the key protagonists in Solidarity Under Siege, all emigrated to North America. During the 1980s, Salvadoran death squads drove them to El Norte. In the early 1990s, many union activists, lik…

August 9th 2019 0

How Brexit is like the French Revolution

No past event gives us a perfect guide to understand current affairs. Nevertheless, we could do worse than use our shared past to help us think through the remarkable political changes Britain has experienced since the 2016 referendum on leaving the Europ…

August 9th 2019 0

The Child’s Right to Development

International children’s rights law, primarily the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was adopted 30 years ago on 20 November 1989, dedicates much attention to facilitating the ability of children to grow up. The care for child developm…

August 9th 2019 0

Understanding the Arts in the Period of Reformation

While working on a book on the religious influences on Modern Art (Modern Art and the Life of a Culture [2016] co-author, Jonathan Anderson), I was struck by the widening scope of motifs sparking aesthetic treatment in the modern period. Where did this im…

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