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Breaking Down the Barriers: Love and Walls

14 February 2018

By Jodi McAlister, Deakin University Image: Unknown, Guillaume de Lorris, and Jean de Meun (French, about 1240/1260 – 1305), Roman de la Rose, about 1405. Courtesy of The J. Paul...

Encountering Gods: The Curious Case of Epizelus at Marathon

9 February 2018

By Lara O’Sullivan, The University of Western Australia Attic red-figure kylix showing Athena slaying the Gigante Enkelados (c. 550–500 BC). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.They...

Mockingbird: Using Theatre to Promote Awareness about Postnatal Psychosis

1 February 2018

By Diana Jefferies, Western Sydney University Mockingbird: A Black Comedy about Motherhood and Mental HealthThe fourteenth-century Book of Margery Kempe opens with an account of an...

Print, Public Sympathy and Material Support Before the Law in Eighteenth-Century London: The Case of Elizabeth Canning

26 January 2018

By Joanne McEwan, The University of Western Australia On 1 January 1753, eighteen-year-old servant maid Elizabeth Canning disappeared on her way home from her aunt and uncle’s...