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Article ID: 702350

New Book by University of Washington Historian Jordanna Bailkin Remembers Britain's 'Forgotten' 20th-Century Refugee Camps

University of Washington

In her book "Unsettled: Refugee Camps and the Making of Multicultural Britain," Bailkin offers warnings from a liberal democracy's recent past: The refugee camps were a prelude to today's detention centers. "The future of refuge in Britain is not in a camp," she writes, "but in a cell."

Released:
17-Oct-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 702195

PBS' 'Native America' Documentary Features Research by UIC Anthropologists

University of Illinois at Chicago

Christopher Davis and Anna Roosevelt, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago, returned to the Brazilian research site to discuss their findings while being filmed for the four-part documentary “Native America,” which premieres Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on PBS.

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15-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 702151

Día de los Muertos Festival at the National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian Institution

he Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a three-day free public program to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), with an after-hours event, performances, family activities and Mexico’s premier indigenous music ensemble, Pasatono. The Day of the Dead is a festival celebrated from midnight Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 by people in Mexico, parts of Central and South America and in many Latino communities across the U.S. as a way to honor family and friends that have passed away. This celebration originates from the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Mexica (Aztec) and Maya.

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12-Oct-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 702079

UIC selected for American Historical Association initiatives

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago department of history will be part of two American Historical Association-led initiatives funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. One initiative will focus on redesigning introductory-level courses and the other will center on preparing doctoral students for diverse career paths.

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11-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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Article ID: 700685

Concealed Silver Cross Testifies to the Religious Tolerance of the First Muslim Caliphate in the Seventh Century CE

University of Haifa

A brass weight weighing approximately 160 grams discovered during the University’s archeological excavations at Hippos (Sussita) provides groundbreaking evidence of the delicate relations between the Christian residents of the city

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8-Oct-2018 8:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701562

3,500-Year-Old Pumpkin Spice? Archaeologists Find Earliest Use of Nutmeg as a Food

University of Washington

A new study describes the earliest-known use of nutmeg as a food ingredient, found at an archaeological site in Indonesia.

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3-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701387

New Global Forum Created to Bring Corporate Executives, Policymakers and Historians Together to Connect Long-Run Context to Contemporary Challenges

Queen's University Belfast

Signal Influence Executive Research & Communications, Inc., (SIERC), Canada, and Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Economic History announced today the creation of the Long Run Initiative, (LRI) a new, not-for-profit global forum bringing together academic experts, business leaders and public policy makers to provide context and deepen understanding from history of the grand challenges facing business and government.

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1-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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