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History: handle with care

by Dr Richard Blakemore One of the first assignments given to Reading history undergraduates is to write a précis 1,137 more words
History

Contested territory: Trump, Corn Laws, expertise

About a year ago I wrote my honours thesis on the 1846 repeal of the Corn Laws in the United Kingdom. There were two key ideas underpinning my work: 2,707 more words

Intellectual History

New book on the history of Anarchism

This new volume edited by Matthew S. Adams and Ruth Kinna sheds some much-needed light on the history of the Anarchist movement and its response to WWI: “Considerable research has been inspired by the failure of the mainstream European socialist movement to prevent hostilities in 1914, but virtually no work has been done on the anarchist response. 121 more words

Weimar Republic

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is....Artificial Intelligence?

Yesterday, one of the world’s wealthiest people, technological investor, Elon Musk, who is/was associated with companies like Tesla Motors and X.com (which merged with PayPal), stated at a conference in Dubai that, “over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence…It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output.” Musk went on to state that there is a high likelihood that in the near future, humans will need to merge with cyborgs through an artificial layer of intelligence attached to the human brain which will process at a much higher rate than “normal” human cognitive function. 2,399 more words

Government

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

This is a landmark piece of intellectual history; the sort of work which is must referenced, but rarely read outright. The sort of book that is referenced in textbooks and deployed in master’s dissertations. 469 more words

"The 'Urban Question' is Now at the Center of Intellectual Life": A Conversation with Rosemary Wakeman

The Conversations section of our blog seeks to foster critical exchange about the theoretical and methodological implications of bringing together global and urban history. The blog’s editors will occasionally interview scholars to discuss questions of global urban history, spanning across different regional and thematic concerns. 2,171 more words

20th Century

TRANSLATION WORKS IN ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION

By: Mohamad Ika Danial Bin Abdullah

What is the definition translation? When it was started? and how it was developed? To undergo a thorough study and research on the translation works in Andalusia during the age of Muslim Spain, I will be emphasizing on… 1,933 more words

Muslim History