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How Myth and Propaganda Operate as an Instrumental tool for Hidden Agendas

Roland Barthes believed that Modernity was a path forged by humanity, guided by myth and given meaning through the nature of language. This essay aims to discuss both myth and propaganda, not only as singular components, but the essential co- dependent relationship that maintained its operation today. 2,302 more words


Symbolic Interaction and Our Global Stage, Erving Goffman

It was once suggested by William Shakespeare that, “all the worlds a stage and all the men and women are merely players”.(Shakespeare, 2008, Pg. 26) 1,909 more words


Norbert Elias and his 'Civilizing Process'

Over the course of his life, Norbert Elias took a historical examination of the underlying changes within different levels of societies, the focus was specifically surrounding his notions of… 1,790 more words


Who Are You?

I confess: I am @CAConf2015. And yes, I’m afraid I am already married.

As anyone who follows me on Twitter will know, I’ve spent the last few days at the UK Classical Association conference, which we were hosting in Bristol; not just introducing speakers and chairing a few sessions, but also running the official conference Twitter feed. 867 more words


Beyond the Binary: Trans* History in Early America

Notches Dispatches are submissions from our readers that offer critical accounts of conferences, symposia, and workshops in the history of sexuality. This post by Rachel Hope Cleves is the first of a series of…

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History Of Sexuality

Lines of Dissent at London Metropolitan Archives: Finding and Creating LGBTQ Histories

By Claire Hayward

On Saturday 6 December, historians, archivists and activists joined together at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to discuss ‘Lines of Dissent’. The 12th LGBTQ History and Archives Conference at LMA chose queer inheritance as its theme this year, which was run in collaboration with the… 852 more words

History Of Sexuality

Converting Livius.org

In the final weeks of 2013, I started with a project I had wanted to start a long time ago. Written in classical  HTML, the… 413 more words

Ancient History