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Another Gaze

Frankie Enticknap is an Art History student at Glasgow. She’s been working at the Pembroke Library on and off since 2014. One of her last tasks at Pembroke this summer was to create a display in College using Library material. The display is titled “Another Gaze: the Gender-politics of seeing in twentieth century photography’, and features three female photographers who were working around the same time that women were first…

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Classics then and now

Past and present come together as PhD student Anna Judson (2007) talks about Classics at Pembroke. John Edwin Clapham Jukes matriculated in 1898 as a Foundation Scholar reading Classics; a…

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The statistics of Old Norse spelling

Our graduates study a wide variety of subjects. Here, Tam Blaxter (2013) explains his work on Old Norse. What are you studying? The broad area that I work on is the relationship between language and society. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in this area. As part of this, several people have made predictions that the grammatical structures of languages are affected by the ways in which societies change. For example, they have proposed that in a society where there is a high proportion of second-language speakers, the structural features of the language are simplified and the less useful grammatical structures are gradually lost. I’m looking…

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The Petticoat Vote

On Saturday, Pembroke’s Director of International Programmes, Dr David Jarvis, appeared on BBC Radio 4 to talk about ‘The Petticoat Vote’. We asked him a little more about the programme,…

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Diagram of the Muscles, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 399, fol. 22r. Courtesy of the Bodleian Library.

Medieval medical manuscripts

At our Graduate Seminar last week we were wowed by the range of research carried out by our graduate students. Here, Taylor McCall (2013) talks about her work on medieval…

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Research roundup 2014

For the last blog post of 2014, we give you a roundup of the year’s research and news at Pembroke. Throughout the year, fellows and students at Pembroke have continued to publish…

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