Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rory Cox on ISIS, Just War, and Star Wars


Last month, Dr Rory Cox published an article entitled, ‘The Military Response to ISIS: A Historical Perspective’, on History Today’s website. Parliament’s decision to approve military action in Syria prompted Rory to look at what the classical and medieval world had to say about just war. Rory explains, ‘To step outside of a long-term historical process is difficult. But attempting to view recent events within a broader historical context may provide a valuable strategic perspective and prevent myopic policy decisions.’ Check out […]

Upcoming Conferences: Two CFP Deadlines in February


The University of St Andrews School of Art History invites abstracts for Re/generate: Materiality and the Afterlives of Things in the Middle Ages, 500-1500. This interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, revolving around reuse and recycling in the medieval world, will take place on 6-7th of May 2016 in St Andrews. The deadline for submissions is the 1st of February. For more information and the full call for papers, visit the conference website. The University of St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies also […]