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The Internationalisation of American Psychiatry, an Historical Case Study (1909 – 1973)

Regardless of how much one attempts to divorce it from them, the histories of psychiatry and mental health care can only be understood in their social, political and cultural contexts. In practice, there are three methods historians can employ for ventures such as these. Firstly, and typically, studies can be restricted by historians to individual […]

The British Empire and the Chinese Empire: A Comparative Study

Whether it was a lack of relevant material, language barriers, a lack of interest or worse patronizing representations attributed to a Eurocentric mentality historians writing comparative histories of empires have faced issues when articulating their work. Revised ethno-histories of empires would not really take off until Edward Said, seeking to cull Eurocentric practices in the […]

The American Century

The following is a paper submitted as part of my Master’s degree in History. The paper is a ‘historiographical study’, a paper which considers the viewpoints of historians and how arguments have developed. Regardless, I am hoping you get something out of it as the topic it covers is extremely important. Since it is an […]

The Spanish Civil War: Francisco Franco Bahamonde

Hello everyone! Just a small update from my University degree, this time with regards to a new module: The Spanish Civil War. The following is a piece of coursework I just submitted, a ‘Source Analysis’. Basically I have to analyse a specific source and in 1500 words (10% margin either way) pick it apart and […]

Ant-Man & Age of Ultron: Thoughts and Theories

This article will cover both upcoming Marvel movies: Ant-Man and Avengers II: Age of Ultron. ———————————– Yet more news from Marvel. That’s right, barely a fortnight after Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters worldwide the first image of Paul Rudd as “Ant-Man” has been released. I’ll tell you what, from the plot synopsis and gathering buzz around […]

“A Modern American Fairytale”

History degrees involve a copious amount of reading so given how much academic research I’ve been done in the past two years one would be surprised to know that I still find time for recreational reading. I’m not the most accomplished and traveled reader, having only scratched the surface of a few genres by experiencing […]

Film Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Producer: Kevin Feige Studio: Marvel Studios Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Robert Redford Without a shadow of a doubt the smartest, mature, and contemporarily significant entry into Marvel Studios library: a serious look at the nature of modern hyper-security and curtailed civil-liberties. […]