The Parthenon Marbles: Ancient Meaning, Colonialism and the Importance of Mythologised History in the Modern Debate

Author: Indigo Coulson Sub-editor: Maija Drezins The removal of the Parthenon Marbles by the British Lord Elgin in the 19th century, when Athens was under Ottoman rule, is the source of modern debate surrounding where the marbles should be displayed in the 21st century. Though many of the Marbles currently reside in the British Museum,… Continue reading The Parthenon Marbles: Ancient Meaning, Colonialism and the Importance of Mythologised History in the Modern Debate

Amnesty for All, Satisfaction for Few: The plan to ‘draw a line’ beneath Northern Ireland’s Troubles

Author: Lachlan Forster Sub-editor: Charlotte Allan January 30th, 2022, marked the fiftieth anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’, in which a peaceful protest within the Northern Irish city of Derry descended into tragedy after soldiers of the British Parachute Regiment opened fire upon an unarmed crowd, hitting 26 and killing 14. It’s near unfathomable to think that… Continue reading Amnesty for All, Satisfaction for Few: The plan to ‘draw a line’ beneath Northern Ireland’s Troubles

What diplomatic documents tell us about the Soviet Union’s position on the Korean War. 

Author: Xianzheng Zhou Sub-editor: Charlotte Allan Although the Korean War is “stigmatized as the forgotten war”, different interpretations of historical diplomatic documents contributed to revealing the true motivations of stakeholder parties at that time. Unsurprisingly, various theoretical works tried to uncover the behind-scene decision-making process of the Soviet Union during the Korean war. This article… Continue reading What diplomatic documents tell us about the Soviet Union’s position on the Korean War. 

Gender Performativity in Early Modern English Theatre

Author: Molly Lidgerwood Sub-editor: Charlotte Allan Early modern England was a place charged with transformations, including experimentations with gender boundaries and relations. In this period, gender was signified through dress and cross-dressing was a way to reject social expectations of conventional masculinity and femininity. This fluidity and subversion of dress was supported by the theatre… Continue reading Gender Performativity in Early Modern English Theatre

What is the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power in Ancient Greece and Egypt?

Author: Charlotte Allan Sub-editor: Maija Drezins Though unique to each ancient society, the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power coincides strongly in ancient Greece and Egypt, highlighting the “sociocultural differences,” present in these diverse societies. Despite these differences, it becomes clear that female status and agency is strongly determined by their roles as wives… Continue reading What is the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power in Ancient Greece and Egypt?