In an increasingly insular world, is it more important than ever to create international research communities? Doctoral Candidate Emily Vine reflects on her experiences as an AHRC International Placement Scheme Fellow at The Huntington Library in southern California.
Like Game of Thrones and American Horror Story before it, ITV’s Broadchurch has recently re-ignited a debate about depictions of rape on the small screen. But while we often imagine that television has only recently been able to tackle this kind of complex and challenging subject-matter, in fact it has a long history. Jennifer Wallis explores the origins of small-screen depictions of rape during the golden age of the American made-for-TV movie.
QMUL History student Josephine Jobbins traces the origins of toxic models of masculinity today back to nineteenth-century ideals of what it meant to be a man. Victorian public school boys were strong, stoical and athletic - ready to die for their country, but not to talk about their feelings.
Jeremy Corbyn launched the Labour campaign for the 2017 UK General Election this week by saying that he - like millions of voters - was angry. But what does it mean when politicians claim to be angry? Thomas Dixon, Director of the QMUL Centre for the History of the Emotions, offers some possible answers.
As their presidential election of 2017 nears its conclusion, the French people still live in the long shadow of General de Gaulle. Julian Jackson asks whether Emmanuel Macron might be the man to help them escape it.
Self-harm was first categorised in the late Victorian era, but definitions have changed many times over the years. In this interview about her new book, Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-harm (2017), Sarah Chaney tells The Historian what we can learn about psychiatric categories today from the history of self-inflicted injury.
In the first of our Take Five series of interviews with historians at QMUL, we meet Marie Curie Research Fellow Dr Paolo Gervasi.
Was the original ‘photobomb’ in fact a ghostly spirit and not an overeager tourist? QMUL undergraduate student Ronnie Woods explores the nineteenth–century relationship between photography and phantasmagoria.