Lauren and Sebas at the end of the Summer School

A rainstorm of academic inspiration

Students’ impressions from the London Summer School in Intellectual History The London Summer School in Intellectual History is a rare opportunity for graduate students to acquire further training in the discipline and its different methodologies. It includes special workshops, masterclasses, feedback on current research, and advice on writing and publishing. London is now one of the international…

The Great Gatsby: a history of adaptations

The Great Gatsby seems to be everywhere at the moment. There are posters at bus stops, adverts on the television and articles in every publication I pick up. In recent weeks it has been impossible to escape the publicity. Baz Luhrmann’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is one of the most…

Elections Have Consequences

Originally posted on Adam I. P. Smith: Historian:
The 1860 Presidential Election was one of the most consequential elections in world history, since it directly triggered the American Civil War. (Others on the shortlist include the series of three Reichstag elections in 1932-3). It was in response to the election of Abraham Lincoln that the…