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Krishan Kumar: Nationalism and Revolution: Friend or Foes?

Krishan Kumar, Sociology Professor, discusses the relation between nationalism and revolution. First he discusses the assumption that there is a kind of natural or intrinsic connection between nationalism and revolution (the friendship), and then discusses the divergence in practice between the principles of revolution and the principles of nationalism. Watch the full lecture here (length […]

Attacks on Elderly Armenian Women in Turkey Awaken Fears

ISTANBUL — The man in the ski mask struck in the twilight of late afternoon, strangling the elderly woman from behind, beating her senseless and leaving her for dead. He ran off with 50 Turkish lira, about $30, and her engagement ring, a last memory of her long-dead husband. Ms. Asik was left bruised and blinded […]

David Cannadine: The Undivided Past: History Beyond Our Differences

This title is an impassioned, controversial plea for us to recognise the importance of writing history – from world-famous historian David Cannadine. David Cannadine is one of Britain’s most distinguished historians and this is his masterpiece. “The Undivided Past” is an agonised attempt to understand how so much of the writing of history has been […]

Discussion on the Oxford Handbook on the History of Nationalism

A discussion on the new book ‘The Oxford Handbook on the History of Nationalism’ that came out in March 2013 took place at LSE. Participants include John Breuilly, Faisal Devji, Mark Hewitson and Craig Calhoun. The full video can be watched here (length: 93 minutes).

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave lavor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe. What they have found so far has shocked even scholars stepped in the history of the Holocaust. The researchers have […]

Minorities and the First World War: Call For Papers

In April 2014, the Department of History & Archaeology of the University of Chester will stage a major international conference on the First World War.  The specific focus of the conference is on the experience of minorities in the conflict, whether on the home fronts or on the various frontlines. The deadline for submission is […]