Category Archives: Humanities

The Archers and The Medieval Community

By Dr Philippa Byrne Philippa Byrne Blog Picture

In my daily life, I have two major topics of conversation. The first is the Middle Ages – reasonable enough, given I am a medieval historian. My second great interest (although passion may be a more …

National culture matters more than corporate culture

By Dr David Hugh-Jones DavidHughJones_shutterstock_176512148

Volkswagen recently admitted its cars had cheated on emissions tests. The news damaged the company, and caused soul-searching in Germany. Would the country lose its valuable reputation for reliable engineering?

The scandal underscores the social importance …

Eric Hobsbawm’s ‘Bandits’

Eric Hobsbawm Blog PictureThe latest annual collection of Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, published this week, includes an extended obituary of Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012), written by Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA. Hobsbawm was one of the UK’s most renowned