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Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain

In the aftermath of the EU referendum a number of Central and South East Europeanists wrote blogs reflecting on possible parallels between Brexit and break-ups of multinational socialist states like Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in early 1990s.
Sean Healy
1 August 2016
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Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Roman oratory and the EU referendum campaigns

In addition to marking a politically decisive moment in British history, the campaigns in advance of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU were exciting objects of study for Classicists in terms of the political use of oratory.
Gesine Manuwald
11 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Herodotus

6 February 2013

The Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity & Beyond

This project will provide the first extended and detailed account of the reception of Herodotus, the first European historian, with a particular emphasis on the geographical space of Europe (Greece, Byzantium, Rome, Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Great Britain). The ancient Greek historian Herodotus has been both controversial and influential through time, called, for instance, 'Father of History' (Cicero, 1st century BC), 'Father of Lies' (Juan Luis Vives, 16th century), and author of ‘world literature’s first great work of reportage’ (Kapuściński, 21st century).

Professor Chris Carey, Department of Greek & Latin; UCL
Dr. Vasiliki Zali, Department of Greek & Latin; UCL
Dr. Jessica Priestley, Institute of Greece, Rome & the Classical Tradition, Uni of Bristol

This research is supported by UCL European Institute's call for proposals 2012-13