Latest News

17 May 2018

International History Doctoral Day showcases PhD research

On 27 April, PhD students with the support of the International History Department organised Doctoral Day, an annual event which lets students present their research in front of an audience. Maylis Avaro, Geoffroy Legentilhomme, Amal Shahid, Anais Clerc-Bedouet, Atiya Hussain, Aditya Kiran Kakati, Thomas Gidney, Vassily Klimentov, Frank Afari and Joshua Thew discussed their work during sessions structured...
30 April 2018

The blurred lines between faith-based and secular relief in the...

The present major humanitarian crisis in the Middle East has made Europe acutely aware, once again, of its entangled, multifaceted history with the region. Yet, scholars of the history of humanitarian...

29 March 2018

Keynes’s giraffes and the ordinary textuality of economic ideas

In the 1926 essay “The End of Laissez-Faire”, John Maynard Keynes used the giraffe as a metaphor of both welfare and herd dynamics, in order to argue for the importance of wise government intercession...