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Mission Impossible: The Destruction of the Asopos Viaduct

Article by Stephen Woodward. Edited by Zara Barua. Additional Research by Andrew Sheperdson. Due to my general lack of familiarity with economic history I bring you a deviation from the theme, hopefully this will act as a nice aside for…

Dead Beliefs

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Zara Barua. Additional Research by Lisa Wall. ‘Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine,’ contested British astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington. What we don’t know is…

Cross-dressing

Article by Zara Barua. Edited by Harriet Di Francesco. Additional Research by Kathy Stein. In an attempt to lighten historical writing I have tried to focus on unconventional topics of discussion. This issue’s topic, therefore, is cross-dressing. Historians have talked…

St George’s Day

Article by Zara Barua. Edited by Claire Stratton. Additional Research by Kathy Stein. Who can actually say they’ve ever celebrated St George’s day? The closest I got was a St George’s day pub quiz, which my team and I performed…

American Saloons

Article by Zara Barua. Edited by Helen Doherty. Additional Research by Helen Midgely. Envisaging saloons conjures thoughts of brawling cowboys, prostitution, gambling and gun fighting and indeed this is not an inaccurate representation of American drinking places. There were numerous…

The Japanese Geisha

Article by Zara Barua. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Lauren Puckey. Picture this: a young Western traveller voyages to Kyoto, Japan, seeking the delights of Japanese sensuality in the form of a Geisha, who he believes will be…