It has been in the British news recently that students at Leicester’s De Montfort University want to change the name of the institution. It is said that the 13th century English knight, who the university is named after, was antisemitic. Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, had previously been seen as laying the foundations for [...]

Historical Memory

Last year at uni, I studied a module in German history. We examined the Nazi ideology and dicatatorship under Hitler in the 1930’s and 40’s.  At times, I came home from lectures and seminars deflated because of the intensity of the lessons. I’ve read about it and studied it a little before, but it doesn’t [...]