Getting dirty   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Nick Baines's Blog:

This is the script of this morning’s Pause for Thought on the Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio 2 from Chewton Glen. Twelve couples will be driving the twelve classic cars from here to Cliveden after the show ends. The musical guest is Mark King, epic bassist from Level 42.

Well, here we go. The Dirty Dozen are standing by the cars, ready to rev, and burning to … er … burn up the road to Cliveden.

I’ve got to tell you, though: they don’t look very dirty to me. Maybe I am missing something, but they all look clean and fresh – after knocking back the bacon rolls while the show has been going on.

Yet, I guess ‘dirty’ is what they are doing, even if dirty doesn’t describe their demeanour. Because what they are doing is giving huge amounts of money to help children in need – and…

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Posted August 27, 2015 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

Calling all local archaeologists and historians!   Leave a comment

Originally posted on DIG VILLAGE:

Would you like to help us develop the Time Team legacy?

Over its 25 year lifespan, Time Team evaluated more than 250 sites, using detailed research, good geophysics and targeted excavation, liaising with local and national archaeological organizations. By funding the work itself, it reached sites that wouldn’t have been explored otherwise.

If you’d like to be part of an ongoing scheme to develop the Time Team legacy, this is your chance!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Create a short personal video (under 5 minutes) telling us why you’d be a good member of the team, why you think archaeology is important and what you could contribute.
  2. Upload your video to a platform like Vimeo or Youtube.
  3. Fill in the form below, including your personal details and a link to your personal video. Please note: entries with no videos won’t be evaluated.

Deadline: October 1st, 2015.

We will…

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Posted August 26, 2015 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Imperial & Global Forum:

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Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From a new history of the world to the forgotten soldiers of the Second World War, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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Posted August 22, 2015 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

Living in the Age of the Storyteller: Global History and the Politics of Narrative   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Imperial & Global Forum:

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Lori Lee Oates
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @LoriLeeOates

In late June, I had the honour of hearing Professor David A. Bell speak at the Society for the Study of French History conference at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The theme of the conference was Turning Points in French History and he spoke on the period between 1715 to 1815. Professor Bell went on to discuss ‘the global turn’. He noted that a significant percentage of current history Ph.D. students are using global analysis as the main methodology for their thesis. He then discussed the limits of this methodology, particularly as a largely structural analysis. He argued that the methodologies of ‘the linguistic turn’ might actually be more helpful to us in analyzing the process of why change continues after these same global structures break down. Linguistic analysis largely views language as a structure that is…

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Posted August 19, 2015 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

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This Week’s Top Picks in Imperial & Global History   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Imperial & Global Forum:

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Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From the memory of Soviet famine to how a Sioux chief was buried in Dresden, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history.

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Posted August 15, 2015 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

Songs of Praise from Calais   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Nick Baines's Blog:

So, the BBC is being hounded again as if the producers are leftie, hand-wringing imbeciles. Songs of Praise is coming from Calais, and some people don’t like it. Nothing to do with the French, of course.

Songs of Praise usually gets slagged off for being … er …Songs of Praise. Often the critique is that it is bland or anodyne. Well, not now it isn’t.

The decision to record in the Jungle of Calais, right at the heart of where migrants are trying desperately to find a new life in a place of safety, is absolutely the right one. There are two reasons for this:

  1. Christian Faith is about God in the real world, not relegated to some imaginary fairy land where it can’t do any harm or embarrass anyone. The Psalms – the hymn book Jesus used – are full of lament, question, anger, frustration and challenge: why do…

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Posted August 13, 2015 by TeamBritanniaHu in Uncategorized

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