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Shakespeare Documented

Dr Peter Kirwan of the School of English introduces his work on the largest free online Shakespeare exhibition ever curated. In January, the Folger Shakespeare library released Shakespeare Documented, the largest collection of Shakespeare documents ever assembled. Working with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the British Library, the National Archives and the Bodleian Libraries, this exhibition …

Emotive Objects at Nottingham Castle: Part 2

Richard Gaunt has had a busy few months at Nottingham Castle working as ‘Curator of Rebellion’. He has continued to help shape the historical content informing the new galleries by researching some of the emotive objects which it is hoped will prove particularly appealing to visitors. This is the second instalment in a series of blogs …

Emotive Objects at Nottingham Castle: Part 1

Richard Gaunt has had a busy few months at Nottingham Castle working as ‘Curator of Rebellion’. He has continued to help shape the historical content informing the new galleries by researching some of the emotive objects which it is hoped will prove particularly appealing to visitors. This is the first in a series of blogs where …

Race and Rights: American Atrocities and British Smugness

By Peter Ling The Oregon shootings, in the wake of the Virginia shootings, in the wake of the Charleston shootings, in the wake of the Ferguson killing, and the Sandy Hook school massacre drew global media to the issue of American gun control, yet again. A clearly frustrated President Obama was shown lamenting the fact …

Race and Rights: Charleston

In response to the murder of nine African Americans by a young white man at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, Professor Peter Ling of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights examines the surrounding history, political context and narrative. In classic English crime fiction, such as Agatha Christie, the recurrent plot …