Women and the Russian Revolution

Wikimedia Commons Exploring how women’s lives changed during the Russian Revolution, tracing the history of female revolutionaries in Russia and the different ways women documented and participated in events. By Katie McElvanney AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Candidate Queen Mary University What was life like for women before the Russian Revolution? The life experiences of women in the Russian[…]

Revealing the Secrets of the Burnt Magna Carta

A 1297 copy of the Magna Carta on display in the Members’ Hall of Parliament House, Canberra, Australia / Wikimedia Commons One of the four surviving 1215 Magna Carta manuscripts was burnt in the Ashburnham House fire of 1731. Then a failed restoration attempt in the 1830s rendered much of its text illegible. In the charter’s 800th anniversary[…]

Charlemagne’s Works in Western Europe

Palatine Chapel, Creative Commons Charlemagne hailed from Aachen, where the 1743 Aix-la-Chapelle or Aachen Treaty may have created fireworks that later led to the European Union. By Kathleen Lusk Brooke and Zoe G. Quinn Introduction On November 11, 1993, the European Union was formed, and began to change the course of western alliances and global economics. If there[…]

Can We Know What Music Sounded Like in Ancient Greece?

Terracotta amphora, c490 BCE. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Despite a wealth of ancient writings, archaeological remains of instruments, and even inscriptions with musical notation, the question has long been thought intractable. By Dr. Armand D’Angour / 08.08.2018 Associate Professor of Classics Jesuit College University of Oxford They told me, Heraclitus, they told me[…]