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The Coastal History Blog 31: “The Intolerant Coast”

The Syrian refugee crisis has brought forth a broad humanitarian response and also some thoughtful pieces from historians. On the “refugee or migrant” question, Le Monde interviewed Gérard Noiriel in a conversation that harked back all the way to the sixteenth century.[1] In the Guardian, Mary Beard commented on how the Roman Empire handled borders […]

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The Coastal History Blog 30: “Maritime Heritage and Social Justice”

In May, I participated in a conference in Bordeaux, Self, other and elsewhere: Images and imaginaries of the port cities of Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe (1700-present).  [1] One particularly animated panel on the second day, “The taboo of the trade,” concerned how French ports such as Nantes and Bordeaux itself were coming to terms with […]

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The Coastal History Blog 29: Are islands really “natural prisons”? – the challenges of island incarceration in nineteenth century Australia

Today, I’m happy to introduce the Coastal History Blog’s second guest post, by Katy Roscoe.  (The first guest post was by Julia Leikin.)  Island studies have featured before in this blog, in “Are Islands Insular?” but also in “Offshore and Offshoring”.  In today’s post, Roscoe explains how her work as part of the Carceral Archipelago […]

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