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In Search of a City: Looking for 1840s Berlin by Ellie Roberts

What do you think of when you think of Berlin? Maybe you think of the tourist destinations such as the Brandenburg Gate or Checkpoint Charlie. Maybe (if you’re my age, almost certainly) you know it as a focal point for … Continue reading

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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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