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From "Far East" to "East Asia" - Public lecture at Trinity Asian Studies Centre 6th November 2017

From “Far East” to “East Asia” in Global English Academic and Societal Discourse: German and Japanese “hidden sources”

 Public lecture at Trinity Asian Studies Centre, Dublin 6th November 2017… 249 more words

Darwin Rocks!

by Prof. David Stack

September 2017 was not the best month for Charles Darwin. The introduction of the new £10 note saw his bearded profile usurped by a… 515 more words


Did Postmodernism Die?

More than one person has told me that postmodernism is dead. I do not share that position.  Recently, I conducted a quick scan of books and journal articles published in 2017 (of course one can find postmodern theory going back to the 1960’s or even earlier, but I wanted to keep the search current), and found a quick sampling of the following titles.  945 more words

Intellectual History

Bleak Theory (By Paul J. Ennis)

In the beginning there was nothing and it has been getting steadily worse ever since. You might know this, and yet repress it. Why? Because you have a mind that is capable of generating useful illusions, that’s why. 2,652 more words


[USIH X-post] The Truth About Documentaries: Burns, Novick, Bacevich, and Vietnam

Documentaries are, always and everywhere, histories. The connotation of social science, or at least of “objective fact,” around the term “document” can, however, fool one into thinking otherwise. 123 more words

FTAC: Political Islam and the Persistent Past

The prompt: in relation to anti-Semitism, a statement suggesting Muslims, in general, know little about Islam, and anti-Semitic sentiment in Islam relates directly to the conflict in the middle east. 586 more words

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Reflections on the London Summer School in Intellectual History

Between the 4th and 7th of September 2017, UCL History co-hosted (with Queen Mary, University of London) the sixth annual London Summer School in Intellectual History. 968 more words