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CALL FOR PAPERS - 'Scandal and sociability: New perspectives on the Burney family, 1750-1850'



Scandal and sociability

New perspectives on the Burney family, 1750-1850


One-day interdisciplinary symposium

Cardiff University

Tuesday 1 September 2015


Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Sabor, McGill University… 484 more words

Eighteenth Century

Sobremesa chronicles

(This week I am starting a new Caracas Chronicles column: the weekly Friday-afternoon-suggestion-for-a-controversial-conversation-topic-over-Sunday-lunch post. 

Many extended Venezuelan families get together around the lunch table on Sundays, and after the meal is done, they engage in the “sobremesa,” a sacred Venezuelan tradition where people have dessert, drink coffee, chat, gossip, and generally bitch about the government. 664 more words


Cultural heritage in the digital public sphere?

A commonplace knowledge delivered to aspiring journalists and broadcast reporters in Communications and Media courses all over the Western world is that what the jargon calls “investigative journalism” is on the decline. 2,659 more words

2015 - The Year the Crisis Returns?

2014 was a relatively “calm” year in the Eurozone and the crisis seemed to have lost most of its urgency. Not for citizens directly affected by structural reforms, austerity policies, stalling economic life, and high unemployment rates but for public political communicators across Europe . 143 more words


Things unspoken

A lot has been said in recent days about free speech and the right to cause offence. Many posts and articles have been excellent, exploring satire, racism, nationalism and post-colonialism among other things. 1,142 more words

Regarding Henry

(Disclaimer: A few weeks ago, AD leader Henry Ramos Allup wrote a stinging op-ed claiming that some overseas bloggers were supposedly part of a “disgusting dirty war laboratory” looking to defame certain sectors of the opposition. 1,974 more words