Teaching Emotions in History: A New Module

I'm designing a new module for our MA History programme, provisionally called 'Emotions in History'. The module picks up on exciting new directions in historical research focusing on the way people felt in the past and how emotions have changed across history.

The Elites are Cummings

Dominic Cummings has been in the news lately, you may have noticed. He drove, whilst infected with COVID-19, from Islington to County Durham, with his family. He then took them on a tour of County Durham, whilst infected, and after having been discovered defended his actions, supported by the PM and the government he advises.... Continue Reading →

Recipes: Spicy Chickpeas

This one is adapted from a BBC Good Food recipe. In general it has hot chilli notes to it but for families with young children you can tone down the levels of fire as I have done here. It works really well as a hearty vegetarian dish because the chickpeas and cauliflower give it a... Continue Reading →

Recipes: Tuna Pasta

Following on from Drew's soup here are a few of my store-cupboard favourites, beginning with Tuna Pasta. No pictures because I'm not cooking this tonight (actually I'm writing this while cooking something else). I was given this recipe by a mate of mine from southern Italy in halls at university as an undergraduate. I was... Continue Reading →

What is anxiety and does it have a history?

Anxiety is a very common problem, part of a wider range of mental health issues in any given society. Here are some stats: According to MIND one in four people in the UK suffer mental health problems each day MIND statistics. Overall estimates suggest that one in six of us will report an anxiety problem in... Continue Reading →

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