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Ancient freedoms and modern insights – Myles Burnyeat’s public philosophy
It is difficult to think clearly about freedom. The multiple strands twisted together over time to produce the modern concept result in a tangled notion. That was Myles Burnyeat’s claim, in ‘Ancient Freedoms’, a lecture he first gave in …
“Buried in the Red Dirt”: Thinking about Palestinian Death and Reproduction
As I was conceptualizing a project on death in early 2016, a friend and colleague I was visiting in Jerusalem mentioned a sloppy online essay that had drawn the ire of Palestinian feminists. The piece essentially argued that Palestinian women had difficul…
New Perspectives on the Haitian Revolution
How and why did the Haitian Revolution happen? How did enslaved people from varying backgrounds come together to orchestrate the most radical political event of the modern era – the only revolt of enslaved people to abolish slavery, overturn colonia…
British Academy Medal awarded to CUP author David Lowenthal
American historian and geographer David Lowenthal, has won a coveted British Academy Medal in recognition of his book The Past is…
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