Hidden Cold War History at Jodrell Bank Observatory!

Teaching the Cold War at the Jodrell Bank Observatory Dr Kristy Ironside and Dr Thomas Tunstall-Allcock When asked to list the various battlegrounds of the Cold War, one might readily point to the 1962 showdown between Kennedy and Khrushchev over missiles in Cuba, as well as the Korean and Vietnam proxy wars, but not the…

Trump, Armageddon and the Return of History

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Sometimes ascribed to Mark Twain, this bonmot sounds like an increasingly banal truism. But it should give us food for thought and the possibility to ruminate what uses history can be put to in the light of current affairs. And by this…

Conference: Representations, Reflections and Constructs: The international perception of the formative period of Iranian Nationalism (1896-1926) throughout the 20th century

Two photos symbolising the beginning and the end of the period in question: Left, Mirza Kermani who assassinated Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar; Right, the coronation of Reza Shah Pahlavi. Date and time : Friday, 25 November 2016 10.30am-1.15pm and 2.30pm-6.15pm Venue : Salle des colloques, CNRS 27 rue Paul Bert, 94204 Ivry-sur-Seine An International One-Day Scholarly Workshop organised jointly…