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Feature: The YMCA at War

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For our April feature, Jon Weier considers the role of the First World War in the development of the YMCA. This case study fits with the increasing focus of historians on the importance of charity work within the war effort. … Continue reading

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Silent Spring: The Book that Made the Modern Environmental Movement

Mark Wilson, Northumbria University Since the end of the Second World War, there has been a growing environmental consciousness, largely influenced by various environmental disasters, such as the sinking of the oil tanker Torrey Canyon off the Cornish coast in … Continue reading

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Are the Olympics worth it?

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Peter Grant, Cass Business School, City University Because of my past life working in sport, I’ve recently fielded a lot of media enquiries at the Business School in relation to the London Games. The majority of journalists want to ask … Continue reading

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Intercultural Transfer and the History of Social Housing

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Thomas Adam, University of Texas at Arlington History has traditionally been written in the form of national history. From its establishment as an academic discipline at the beginning of the nineteenth century, historians absorbed the romantic notions of nationalism and … Continue reading

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Profile: Stella Benson, 1892-1933

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Katrina Gulliver, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich The following is an extract from Modern Women in China and Japan: Gender, Feminism and Global Modernity between the War, which was published by IB Taurus in February 2012 Stella Benson was born in … Continue reading

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