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On the changing significance of the Palais de la Porte Dorée, a legacy of the Exposition colonial internationale 1931, by Tom Jackson

A couple of years ago a trip to Paris to visit my Bibliothèque Nationale-burrowing partner gave me the chance to visit the site of the famous Exposition coloniale internationale of 1931. I was introduced to this fascinating episode in French … Continue reading

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Whose Memories? What Nation? A review of the British Museum exhibition, by Ellie Roberts

I had high hopes for the Germany: Memories of a Nation exhibition at the British Museum. My PhD focuses on German nationalism and the debates on how to foster German national unity in the 1840s, leading up to the March … Continue reading

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A Great Briton? The national myth of Margaret Thatcher by Ellie Roberts

At first glance, my PhD has nothing to do with the furore – across the political spectrum – over the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after the news broke yesterday. But I was struck by the fervour of … Continue reading

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