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Exhibiting the naval battles of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars
Eleanor Hughes

Horne Tooke. 8 Similarly, a competition was playing out in the exhibition spaces of the metropolis, between competing artists and forms of representation. The first opportunity for artists to depict a contemporary, full-scale naval engagement since the War of American Independence had ended a decade earlier, the battle also coincided with explorations of new ways to depict and exhibit naval triumph

in Exhibiting the empire
Cormac Behan

4 Voting and political engagement Introduction The 2007 general election was the first opportunity for Irish prisoners to cast their ballots. This chapter examines their political engagement and voting behaviour. The first part briefly sketches some key characteristics of the Irish penal landscape, gives a description of the three institutions where prisoners were surveyed and then sets out the research process. Using data collected in these institutions, the second part outlines the results of the first survey of its kind among prisoners. It examines voting

in Citizen convicts
Cormac Behan

6 Civic engagement and community participation Introduction This chapter examines the level of active citizenship in prison and, similar to the last chapter, is based on the interviews with 50 prisoners. Recognising that citizenship encompasses more than just rights and responsibilities but is intertwined with participation, it considers their activities prior to imprisonment, the opportunities for participative citizenship behind bars and outlines some reasons for involvement in what are characterised as citizenship activities inside. The chapter concludes by

in Citizen convicts
Sarah Lonsdale

activities, including meetings with journalists. 9 The daughter of an authoritarian and repressive businessman, Tennant’s method of engagement was the most extreme of all the women discussed in this book. She had to force her exit/access at considerable personal risk, first by running away from home while still a teenager and then, having been ‘recaptured’, by walking, alone, across 600 miles of New South Wales to underline to her father her desire for freedom from his influence. Tennant found self-expression through escape and punishing journeying: she would walk until

in Rebel women between the wars
Louis Rawlings

3033 The ancient Greeks 12/7/07 13:36 Page 81 Chapter 5 Battlefield engagements in the age of the hoplite While 200,000 Greek and Persian soldiers were facing one another at Plataea, Mardonius, the Persian commander, sent a herald to the Spartans with the message: Your reputation led us to expect that you would issue us a challenge . . . but as you have sent none, we will ourselves make it: why should we not fight with equal numbers on both sides, you as champions of Greece and us as champions of Asia? Then, if it seems a good thing that the rest should

in The ancient Greeks at war
Jerome de Groot

This article considers the childrens writer Alison Uttley, and, particularly, her engagements with debates regarding science and philosophy. Uttley is a well-known childrens author, most famous for writing the Little Grey Rabbit series (1929–75), but very little critical attention has been paid to her. She is also an important alumna of the University of Manchester, the second woman to graduate in Physics (1907). In particular, the article looks at her novel A Traveller in Time through the lens of her thinking on time, ethics, history and science. The article draws on manuscripts in the collection of the John Rylands Library to argue that Uttley‘s version of history and time-travel was deeply indebted to her scientific education and her friendship with the Australian philosopher Samuel Alexander.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
the Scrapbooks of Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819)
ZoË Kinsley

This article offers a survey of the recently discovered scrapbooks collated over a number of decades by the Yorkshirewoman Dorothy Richardson (1748–1819). The large set of thirty-five volumes presents an important collection of press cuttings relating to the history and consequences of the French Revolution, and also contains ‘historical and miscellaneous’ material of a more eclectic nature. I argue that the texts significantly improve our understanding of Dorothy Richardson’s position as a reader, writer and researcher working in the North of England at the turn of the nineteenth century. Furthermore, her set of albums raises important questions about the relationship between commonplacing and scrapbooking practices, and the capacity of such textual curatorship to function as a form of both political engagement and autobiographical expression.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Ian Rogerson

Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) and Francis Meynell (1891-1975) were men of letters in the old-fashioned sense. They were indefatigable both in creating text and bringing like matter together in new and meaningful forms. Lucas was a journalist, anthologist and publisher. Meynell was a printer, anthologist and publisher, and also a poet of considerable sensitivity and charm. Lucas did not write much poetry but was passionate about its merits, and sought, through his collections, to bring children into contact with the best of verse. Today, the significant contributions that these men made to publishing in Britain are in danger of becoming forgotten, relegated to the minor byways of publishing history. This article examines the origins and connections between two hugely successful anthologies that were inspired by a growing public interest in, and engagement with, the English countryside.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Andrea M. Szkil

The subject of forensic specialist‘s work with human remains in the aftermath of conflict has remained largely unexplored within the existing literature. Drawing upon anthropological fieldwork conducted from 2009–10 in three mortuary facilities overseen by the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), this article analyses observations of and interviews with ICMP forensic specialists as a means of gaining insight into their experiences with the remains of people who went missing during the 1992–95 war in BiH. The article specifically focuses on how forensic specialists construct and maintain their professional identities within an emotionally charged situation. Through analysing forensic specialists encounters with human remains, it is argued that maintaining a professional identity requires ICMP forensic specialists to navigate between emotional attachment and engagement according to each situation.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Author: Ian Burney

This book explores how contemporary observers located criminal poisoning within a multi-layered network of historical and cultural references. It focuses on the painstaking attempts to construct a 'modern' conceptual and legislative framework for containing the threat posed by criminal poisoning. The book discusses the efforts to delineate the terms of scientific engagement with modern poison and then presents an analysis of how toxicological work was undertaken and represented. In motive and means, William Palmer's was the quintessential 'crime of civilization', and it shows how his case was enmeshed with a core set of concerns about the social and cultural underpinnings of a self-consciously 'modern' Britain. The book examines toxicology in the aftermath of the Palmer trial, showing how the tensions it highlighted within the imaginative landscape of Victorian poisoning led to an implosion of the toxicological project. The epic framing of toxicology's struggles with poison and the poisoner yielded to two (seemingly contradictory) revisions: on the one hand, to a more modest, less individually heroic role for the poison hunter, a vision of expertise as the collective application of consensually developed knowledge; and, on the other, to a literary reworking of the constitutive elements of toxicology's quest for mastery, a transposed re-articulation of the fraught relationship between poison, detection, and the Victorian imagination.