Charismatic Leadership and the Far Right

For students at Northampton interested in studying fascism, this blog on charismatic leadership I wrote for Fair Observer and the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right may be of interest to you, Dr Paul Jackson. Horia Sima, a central figure within the interwar Romanian fascist organization the Iron Guard, once described his leader,... Continue Reading →

Count Binface: A Very British Phenomenon

What would British elections be like without candidates such as Count Binface, who is one of 20 people standing for London Mayor today? Britain has a long tradition of joke candidates contesting elections. Sometimes they have something more serious to say, other times they are seemingly motivated by the attention they draw.  Famously, in 1984,... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Recipe: Carbonara!

Ursula Watkins has sent in another recipe to help you through lockdown, this time carbonara! Here it is: So my adventures in Northern Italy exposed me to a lot of food, not least of all the local delicatessen and food market in the nearby town of Treviso. I managed to sample some lovely local foods and... Continue Reading →

Tiramisu!

In an online revision session last week on the history of Communism module, second year student Ursula Watkins let slip she had a killer recipe for Tiramisu. I persuaded her to write it up as a blog in our series on recipes to get though the Covid-19 crisis. So here it is. Paul Jackson, Senior... Continue Reading →

Free Speech for Fascists

On 13 November, David Renton gave a History Research seminar based on his work on the history of fascism and National Front. In this blog he reflects further on issues of free speech raised in his presentation:     For years, I’ve written about the battle between left and right. My interest hasn’t been so... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Articles

Jim Beach reflects upon taking an intelligence history investigation from initial idea to publication.     It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Depending on how you voted.  Our project was born in Dundee on the evening of Thursday 23 June 2016.  The Dil’Se restaurant provided some great food, ideas... Continue Reading →

URB@N History and Personal Tutoring

This week, I was very pleased to support Emma Tyler present her second URB@N project for the History department at the University of Northampton. For those who have not heard of it, URB@N stands for Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton, and is a scheme the university has been running since 2008. Basically URB@N gives students... Continue Reading →

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