Tag: liam geoghegan

Christianity and American Politics

Article by Tom Hercock. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Helen Midgely. The “religious right” is currently a familiar feature to outside observers of American politics. Since the 1980s, socially conservative Christian voters have been the bedrock of the…

Nag Hammadi and the Gnostic Gospels

Article by Helen Lambert. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Liz Goodwin. From 313CE and the conversion of the triumphant conqueror Constantine, Christianity went from being a minority and persecuted religion in Rome, to the dominant and powerful religion…

Objectivism is subjective

Article by Marc Geddes. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. As a profession, History is an evolving phenomenon that seeks to answer questions most pertinent to the present; moreover, the essence of history has always been to obtain knowledge. Yet what knowledge?…

The Frankfurt School

Article by Liam Geoghegan. Edited by Harriet Di Francesco. Additional Research by Lauren Puckey. I had barely heard of the Frankfurt School until a few months ago. By “barely heard of” what I really mean is I’m sure it came…

Petrarch and Postcolonialism

Article by Robyn Parker. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. ‘There are deserts and wastelands, not just of geography, but of times as well.‘ Francis Bacon, Novum Organum (1620) As an undergraduate I studied History and Politics.…

What’s Wrong with Africa?

Article by Katie Crone-Barber. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. Or, more correctly, why don’t people care about Africa’s history? I was somewhat disheartened when I searched through the University bookshop to discover only one, not very…

‘The Simpsons’ and History

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Simpson’s stats and Facts In the future The Simpsons will be studied as Shakespeare is.  Their Wikiquote entry is one of the largest with 53,697 words (that’s 154 pages of A4).  The…

The Utility of Identity

Article by Dr Jamie Wood. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Looking back over my time at university, I’ve always been interested in identity and its role in history. When I was an undergraduate I enjoyed looking at the formation of national…