Member of the Week: Bruno Ribeiro Oliveira

Bruno Ribeiro Oliveira Ph.D. Candidate Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa @ROBruno88 Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  My current research is about the intellectual history of Kenya. More precisely, I study the works of the novelist and political thinker Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. I try to reconstruct all the intellectual […]

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Member of the Week: Carl Abbott

Carl Abbott Emeritus Professor Portland State University Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest?  I’m currently working on City Planning: A Very Short Introduction, an entry in an Oxford University Press series which tackles broad topics in 35,000 words [!]. I’m drawing on thirty-plus years teaching in our graduate urban and regional […]

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An Annotated Addendum to our Seoul Bibliography

While I’ve always hoped that I’m not the intellectual equivalent of the dullest spoon in your drawer of silverware, I’ve also always known I was not the sharpest blade in the kitchen. The former is aspirational and the latter factual, but the latter also demonstrates a valuable skill: knowing when you don’t know. Bibliographies for […]

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Children’s Fiction in the City

By Avigail Oren, with contributions from Kevin Seal, Melanie Newport, and other #twitterstorians I’m spending the month of February living in the bedroom I occupied as a teenager, in the house my parents have lived in for almost twenty years, which is mercifully located in the warm and sunny state of Florida. In the parlance […]

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Member of the Week: Dakota Irvin

Dakota Irvin Doctoral Candidate in History University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill @ddirvin1 Describe your current research. What about it drew your interest? I’m currently writing my dissertation on the history of the city of Ekaterinburg, Russia, during the Russian Revolution, Civil War, and first years of Soviet power (1917-1922). My research traces the […]

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