Monthly Archives: March 2013

Robert Fisk’s ‘Racist Little Maps’ by Alun Thomas

Here it is, our first blog entry! Russian and History PhD student Alun Thomas looks at a recent article criticising maps of Syria, and muses on the potential pitfalls of maps when used to illustrate ethnic divides and conflicts. Is an image really worth a thousand words, or is a map showing ethnic divisions too simplistic – and perhaps even racist? And how does this affect Alun’s own research? Read on to find out… Continue reading

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Write a blog post for us!

Our first ever blog post will be online very soon. But in the meantime: are YOU a postgraduate student in, or linked to, the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield? would YOU like to share your … Continue reading

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We have a mission statement!

Check out our newly updated page here for more information. Guidelines for blog entries and our first ever blog post will be on here soon…

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The blog is online!

Watch this space for our mission statement, blog guidelines and interesting bits and pieces from the SLC.

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