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Richard Brockington and with Sarah Rose
31 March 2019
Kirkoswald and Renwick is the first parish history to be produced by the Cumbria County History Trust in collaboration with Lancaster University for the Victoria County History of Cumbria. Covering 30 square miles of agricultural land and moorland, the modern civil parish of Kirkoswald lies between the river Eden and the Pennine heights, on the western edge of the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kirkoswald township, anciently a market and small industrial centre, lies nine miles north east of Penrith. Until 1566 Kirkoswald Castle was the principal seat of the powerful Barons Dacre of the North whose massive landholdings extended over six counties. In 1523 Lord Thomas Dacre translated St Oswald’s church, a pre-...
Edited by David Bates, Edoardo D'Angelo, and Elisabeth Houts
31 March 2019
This volume is based on two international conferences held in 2013 and 2014 at Ariano Irpino, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. It contains essays by leading scholars in the field. Like the conferences, the volume seeks to enhance interdisciplinary and international dialogue between those who work on the Normans and their conquests in northern and southern Europe in an original way. It has as its central theme issues related to cultural transfer, treated as being of a pan-European kind across the societies that the Normans conquered and as occurring within the distinct societies of the northern and southern conquests. These issues are also shown to be an aspect of the interaction between the Normans and the peoples they...
Edited by Courtney J. Campbell, Allegra Giovine, and Jennifer Keating
31 March 2019
Within the expanding literature on spatial history, comparatively little has been said of the role that emptiness serves as a tool in the construction of historical narratives, as a condition that serves specific societal roles, or as a site of historical memory. This volume considers empty space, emptiness, or ‘nothingness’ to be an equal, if neglected component in the fabric of physical and imagined space, and suggests that those spaces which are considered empty and devoid of content are just as important to the social production of space and landscape as those which are remembered, celebrated or memorialized. Empty Spaces proposes that the seeming emptiness of rural landscapes, urban environments, air and ocean in history should...
Edited by Courtney J. Campbell, Allegra Giovine, and Jennifer Keating
31 March 2019
Within the expanding literature on spatial history, comparatively little has been said of the role that emptiness serves as a tool in the construction of historical narratives, as a condition that serves specific societal roles, or as a site of historical memory. This volume considers empty space, emptiness, or ‘nothingness’ to be an equal, if neglected component in the fabric of physical and imagined space, and suggests that those spaces which are considered empty and devoid of content are just as important to the social production of space and landscape as those which are remembered, celebrated or memorialized. Empty Spaces proposes that the seeming emptiness of rural landscapes, urban environments, air and ocean in history should...
Pierrot Ross-Tremblay
15 March 2019
What is ‘cultural oblivion’ and ‘psychological colonialism’, and how are they affecting the capacity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada to actively resist systematic and territorial oppression by the state? Following a decade-long research project, this new book by Pierrot Ross-Tremblay examines the production of oblivion among his own community, the Essipiunnuat [or, ‘People of the Brook Shells River’] and the relationship between a colonial imperative to forget. The book illustrates how the ‘cultural oblivion’ of vulnerable minority communities is a critical human rights issue but also asks us to reflect upon both the role of the state and the local elite in creating and warping our perception and understanding of history.
Richard Brockington and with Sarah Rose
1 March 2019
Kirkoswald and Renwick is the first parish history to be produced by the Cumbria County History Trust in collaboration with Lancaster University for the Victoria County History of Cumbria. Covering 30 square miles of agricultural land and moorland, the modern civil parish of Kirkoswald lies between the river Eden and the Pennine heights, on the western edge of the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kirkoswald township, anciently a market and small industrial centre, lies nine miles north east of Penrith. Until 1566 Kirkoswald Castle was the principal seat of the powerful Barons Dacre of the North whose massive landholdings extended over six counties. In 1523 Lord Thomas Dacre translated St Oswald’s church, a pre-...
Edited by Niall Geraghty and Adriana Laura Massidda
28 February 2019
Creative Space: Urban Culture and Marginality is an interdisciplinary exploration of the different ways in which marginal urban spaces have become privileged locations for creativity in Latin America. The collection reassesses theories of "marginality" in the region and argues that, in contemporary society, the marginal invariably allows for (if not leads to) the production of the new. Moreover, the book explores how this creativity reveals, manifests and challenges existing tensions in Latin American space, culture and society.   The essays are drawn from a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from cultural and urban studies to architecture and sociology. The collection is designed to promote dialogue between these...
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Edited by Jordan Landes and Richard Espley
31 January 2019
Available as free PDF download at http://humanities-digital-library.org/index.php/hdl/catalog/book/radical_collectionsDo archivists ‘curate’ history? And to what extent are our librarians the gatekeepers of knowledge?Libraries and archives have a long and rich history of compiling ‘radical collections’- from Klanwatch Project in the States to the R. D. Laing Archive in Glasgow- but a re-examination of the information professions and all aspects of managing those collections is long overdue.This book is the result of a critical conference held at Senate House Library in 2017. The conference provided a space to debate the issues and ethics of collection development, management and promotion. This book brings together some key papers from...
Cynthia Johnston
28 January 2019
If we push the definition of a ‘book’ beyond the traditional form of the codex to encompass cuneiform tablets, papyri, as well as the printed and digital book- just what is the essence of its purpose? Featuring contributors from a wide range of disciplines such as art history, medieval studies, ancient Near-Eastern history, information management and the history of the book, this ambitious new release explores the biography of the concept of the book, and its function across millennia.   The volume analyses the role of the book as a tool of communication. It examines a broad conceptual range; from the evolution of medieval encyclopaedia, 17th century pamphlets on witchcraft trials, and the role of books produced as...

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