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To listen to the podcast, please click here http://www.herts.ac.uk/heritage-hub/exploring-public-history/academic-and-community-partnerships
Read the accompanying blog to the podcast down below.
In 2015 the University of Hertfordshire’s Heritage Hub commissioned Nick Patrick, the producer of Radio 4’s Making History, to create six podcasts exploring a range of issues around the value of public history, heritage, and academic-community partnerships in contemporary society.
Andrea Mammone discusses the fact that the EU's concessions to Britain may lead to other member states asking for opting out from EU rules.
To read more, please click here: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/02/brexit-failure-european-union-project-160228124704431.html
Royal Holloway's Graham Smith is involved in a new project which explores how reading shapes our lives.
What do we remember about the books we have read (as a child, on public transport, on holiday), and why? Reading is often experienced as a private activity, which takes place in silence, on one’s own. Yet reading groups have grown immensely in popularity over the past two decades, bringing reading experiences into the public domain. In what ways do we share our memories of fiction?
At the end of 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced an unexpected challenge to her de facto leadership ofEuropean Union policy. Germany, long the driver of theEuropean Union on economics and migration, has seen its hegemony challenged by none other than the Italian government and its outspoken Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi. Rome, it seems, is finally looking to recoup the losses to its credibility suffered during the tenure of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the limited achievements in foreign policy since.
With a referendum on EU membership slated to happen before 2017, a group of academic historians calling themselves ‘Historians for Britain’ have joined together to make the ‘Out’ case. It is an attempt to give an intellectual justification to some anti-EU stances in British politics, writes Andrea Mammone, and is another fashion to spread a right-wing manifesto.
To read the article, please click here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/for-britain-and-against-europe/
Historians for History was founded by Edward Madigan and Graham Smith in May 2015. Their initial aim was simply to respond to the promotion of what they felt was a distorted, politically-driven narrative of Britain’s historical relationship with continental Europe by Historians for Britain and other commentators. As the debate on the UK’s future in the European Union gathered steam, the blog became a forum for discussion on Britain’s place in Europe and the wider world. Since then, the site has evolved in to a storehouse of commentary on public history in the 21st century.
Andrea Mammone explains how migrants are "ghosts" for Europe.
Andrea Mammone writes on how European democracy was humiliated by Greece.