Simon Doubleday

Diary

February 6, 2020

On receiving an NEH grant….

This winter, I'm personally grateful to those who vigorously resisted proposed federal budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

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February 6, 2020

The Plague (and Us)

Q&A with Prof.

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March 7, 2019

A Higher Education New Deal

One of the most intriguing proposals in the Green New Deal resolution [H.

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September 23, 2018

Paul Simon’s last concert

It was impossible to believe that this might be his farewell performance.

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June 8, 2018

The Laras of London

Pearl Foster, Jews in Georgian Society: The Laras of London (Bristol: SilverWood Books, 2017) When I was conducting my doctoral research on the medieval Lara family, from medieval Castile, the name was gilded by the sporting exploits of the illustrious Brian Lara, West Indian cricket batsman.

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November 3, 2017

Gender and Power in the Premodern World

Delighted to be part of the board overseeing a new book series for ARC Humanities Press, "Gender and Power in the Premodern World".

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November 3, 2017

Q and A with readers of The Wise King

Informal questions and answers with a widely varied group of readers of The Wise King, for Deciphering Secrets, Prof.

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November 3, 2017

A peaceful solution to the Catalonia crisis?

When dialogue was still an option....

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October 22, 2016

Chronicle of a Debate (Crónica de un debate)

My three-part coverage of the US presidential election debate at Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY), in late September 2016, is now available in English (Parts I, II, and III); or in Spanish (I, II, III).

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August 16, 2016

Beyond a Joke?

From Alfonso the Wise's bawdy songs of slander to Ronald Reagan's sunny smile, politics and humor have gone hand-in-hand for centuries.

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