Tag: Joscelin Woodend

Gangster’s Paradise: Chicago under Prohibition

Written by Emily Martin. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. The mysterious allure surrounding the American Mafia has been immortalised in popular culture. The danger and the glamour of organised crime and the mobster lifestyle has brought cult-fiction such as The Godfather,…

Pope Urban II and Clermont

Written by Nathaniel Robinson. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. It is winter 1095 and Europe faces a growing threat from the Muslim world. The Holy Land has long been under Muslim control and Christian pilgrims are in danger in their travels.…

Historical Fiction – And When I Mean Fiction, I Mean Fiction. Zombies and Aliens and Stuff.

Written by James Lewis. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. When I imagine a stereotypical example of historical fiction, whilst attempting to ignore Lucas’s promise that Star Wars took place a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, I picture…

The Evolution of the Treatment of the Mentally Ill: How Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum Changed the Face of Treatment

Written by Joscelin Woodend. Edited by Anushka Minshull. The treatment of the mentally ill throughout history is an issue that regrettably must be taken with a pinch of salt. The move away from degrading punishment as an act of treatment was…

Hicky’s Bengal Gazette

Written by Suhasini Ganguly. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. On 29thJanuary 1780, the first Indian newspaper came into being. Founded by James Augustus Hicky, it never ran for more than two years and its circulation never crossed two hundred. It was known…

Keep Calm and Carry On: The Pre-eminence of the Propaganda Model in Blair’s Britain

Written by Samuel Ralph. Edited by Joscelin Woodend. Propaganda is a word that has distinctly negative connotations. It brings to mind totalitarianism, the foul doings of Goebbels and the Nazi party, the strict media censorship in Russia and other ‘repressed’…