PhD research studentships in humanities

The Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton, is offering two full fees studentships for Phd study in either history, classical civilisations or theology and religious studies.

Further details can be found here.

Face for radio?

I took part in another BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves discussion on Thurs 2oth Oct, this time on the ‘Occupy’ protests in historical perspective. You can listen again here, first item on the show.

Published in: on October 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Resisting Control: Dissent, Protest and Organised Belligerance

I’m taking part in this discussion organised by Neil Denny of Little Atoms at the Bishopsgate Institute along with Dan Hind, Bibi van der Zee and Alex Butterworth. 3 November @ 7.30pm.

Info over here.

Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe

Editors: Cesare Cuttica and Glenn Burgess
Political and Popular Culture in the Early Modern Period

Hb: c.320pp: November 2011
978 1 84893 198 5: 234x156mm: £60.00/$99.00
E ISBN   978 1 84893 199 2

The fourteen essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of ‘absolutism’ and ‘monarchism’, examining how the power and authority of monarchs was defined through contemporary politics and philosophy. Questions are asked as to whether it is possible to speak of a general political monarchist doctrine in early modern Europe, about the role of despotism, and the formation of national identities.

Now available to order here from Pickering and Chatto.

Published in: on October 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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