Many congratulations to our colleague Neil Wynn, who after twelve years of service has been made Emeritus Professor by the University, we are more than thrilled to know that his expertise will remain in the University. On February 27th Prof. Wynn spoke at the Bedford Girl’s and Historical Association Conference on “Germany and the United … More Professor Wynn’s Change of Status – and Lecture in Bedford
At last, a feature film that looks at Martin Luther King and Civil Rights – and very good it is too. But is Selma a great film? Does it compare to 12 Years a Slave? In my view no. I thought the film was well-intentioned but flawed both in terms of its structure/narrative, and in … More Selma on My Mind: Film and Civil Rights
The surprise pre-emptive air attack by the Japanese on the American Pacific Fleet in their base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii, on December 7th 1941 had momentous consequences. In a day which President Franklin Roosevelt said would “live in infamy”, the Japanese aircraft sank 18 warships, damaged several more, and killed over 2,400 U.S. … More Dates That Changed the Western World: 1941 and Pearl Harbor
There is a fascinating interview with Professor Angela Davis, former Black Panther and once one of America’s “ten most wanted”, in today’s Guardian “G2″section that covers a number of historical topics and reminds us yet again – if we needed reminding – how alive history still is today. The main focus of the interview … More Terror and African American History – Guardian interview with Angela Davis
There will be a lot of raking through Tuesday’s mid-term election results in America with a view to guessing the future and also making comparison’s with the past. Already it is being suggested that the successive losses in the Senate and House of Representatives in this and the previous elections two years ago, giving the Republicans … More All Change in the USA?