Tag Archives: History

How to support white British trainee teachers in their thinking and teaching about black British histories

Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock Marlon Moncrieffe, University of Brighton Black British history plays a significant role in the formation of British cultural identity and the history of the UK, and ought to be taught as such in UK schools. But evidence from my research on primary school teaching and learning about history and national identity shows that white British teachers – …

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La Alhambra aún guarda secretos: descubrimientos en el Patio de los Leones

Nicomedes de Mendivil (dib.), Esteban Buxó (grab.). Detalle de templete y mocárabes en el Patio de los Leones de la Alhambra. Publicado en “Monumentos Arquitectónicos de España”, cuaderno nº 27, 1865 [col. particular]. Antonio Gámiz Gordo, Universidad de Sevilla Ningún otro rincón de la Alhambra de Granada, incluida en la lista de Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO, despierta tanto interés …

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Lo que significaba ser bueno o malo en el antiguo Egipto

Dioses del tribunal en el juicio final del difunto tocados e inspirados con la pluma de Maat (pap. funerario de época ptolemaica, 200 a. C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, pieza cat. MMA 66.99.142) Metropolitan Museum of Art Antonio J. Morales Rondán, Universidad de Alcalá En el antiguo Egipto no había una sola palabra para definir el bien o el mal. …

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Stop telling students to study STEM instead of humanities for the post-coronavirus world

Australia’s move to increase fees for some university humanities courses reflects global trends towards market-friendly education that overlook what’s needed for human flourishing. Here, the University of Sydney. (Eriksson Luo/Unsplash)

Australia’s move to increase fees for some university humanities courses reflects global trends towards market-friendly education that overlook what’s needed for human flourishing. Here, the University of Sydney. (Eriksson Luo/Unsplash) Alan Sears, University of New Brunswick and Penney Clark, University of British Columbia Finally, someone has figured out how to put an end to students wasting their lives in the …

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Three ancient cities to rival London, Paris and New York

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Daviegunn/Wikimedia commons Zena Kamash, Royal Holloway London, Paris and New York are global cities: modern hubs for travel, technology and trade, their names and images echo around the globe, capturing our imaginations with their distinctive histories, famous residents and iconic landmarks. Cities, such as these, which connect with the wider world become mixing pots for a rich interplay of diverse …

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A brief history of chocolate – and some of its surprising health benefits

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k.nykyforova Liam Corr, University of Huddersfield Chocolate in all its forms is something that I, along with many others like to indulge in on an almost daily basis. But chocolate as it’s enjoyed today is quite different from when it first arrived in Europe from South America around the 16th century. To the indigenous Aztec people, cocoa was consumed as …

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