Written by Amy Hendrie. According to present value, Mansa Musa, the fourteenth-century leader of the Mali Empire, was the richest man who has ever lived. Despite this, his name is largely missing from the Brittish curriculum. Amy Hendrie explores the life of legacy of the man at the head of West Africa’s largest empire.
Written by Etta Coleman. What can studying bone remains tell us about age in historical terms? Etta Coleman discusses the use of Osteology as means for assessing general aging in pre-modern societies, along with its varying challenges, both practical and conceptual.
Written by Kat Jivkova. Writing the history behind Pluto’s “demotion” to a dwarf planet. Kat Jivkova examines the history of the discovery and classification of Pluto, an accident that provoked remarkable emotional reaction.
Written by Connall MacLennan. What lead up to the Romer v. Evans Supreme Court Case, fundamental to gay rights in the United States? Connall MacLennan traces it back to the shifting struggle for gay rights in Colorado, many crucial participants of which have been unrecognised.
Written by Sam Marks. The International Geophysical Year changed the course of scientific development – not least for the technological advancements it oversaw but the collaborative efforts between the nations involved. Sam Marks explores the legacy of this important, albeit largely forgotten, moment in human history.
Voyeurism, Virility and the Vicarious: The Philosophy of Desire, Masculinity and Imaginings of the Female Body as a Political Image
Written by Georgia Smith. Much of late twentieth-century feminist thought pertains to images of the female idea related through the ‘male gaze’. Georgia Smith explores the objectification and consumption of the female body, the manner in which it reflects masculinity, and how this interdependence might be transgressed.
Written by Sophie Whitehead. The history of female crime is largely dominated by stories of sex workers and infanticide. But how does the theory of female crime contribute to the history of crimes associated by women? Sophie Whitehead explores the history of women in crime literature.
Written by Etta Coleman. The art of tattooing has a long and nuanced history, intimately linked with the cultures who permanently inscribed ink into the flesh. Etta Coleman explores the origins of this art form and its global spread.
Written by Kat Jivkova. Deepa Mehta’s deeply impactive 1996 film, ‘Fire’, is a portrayal of female desire as resistance to Hindu patriarchy. Kat Jivkova asks why, as something deeply embedded in Indian life and a not a mere Western import, this stirred much imagination, and ire, on its release.
Written by Amy Hendrie. The conflicting legacy and motivations of the Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is explored by Amy Hendrie. A complex figure, Sadat in several ways raised the position of women in his country, even if it was for his own ends.
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