Cassie Grace discusses the controversial BLM protests to have landmark statues of figures associated with the slave trade removed
Brown hares and chickens introduced to Britain as ‘gods’ not food Research led by the Universities of Exeter, Leicester and Oxford has discovered that upon their introduction to Britain, brown hares and chickens were viewed as ‘gods’ rather than food. New radiocarbon dating on bones found in Hampshire and Hertfordshire shows the animals were brought […]
Discover more about Exeter’s heritage by visiting St Nicholas Priory for Benedictine Day!
Rosanna Hill charts the history of tattoos and remarks on its prevalence today Tattoos are often viewed as a radical or rebellious choice (especially if you want to piss off your parents) but this body decoration has been a part of society for thousands of years. The oldest human tattoos ever uncovered in archaeology are […]
Foreign Correspondent in Spain, Peter Jenkins, details the legacy of the Basque separatist group ETA and explains the ramifications their terrorism could still have today.
In celebration of Black History Month, Emily Pirie looks at Alice Walker’s ‘The Colour Purple’.
Daisy Leason discusses the controversial nature of art and whether it is susceptible to ‘cancel culture’. Think of your favourite artist, dead or alive. Now think if they have done something ‘problematic’. Is it problematic enough to be ‘cancelled’ on twitter? Or enough to stop you consuming their art? Recently it seems impossible to enjoy […]
An Exeter MA History student discovered an archive of personal items “dumped” in the mud on the side of the Western Way, Exeter on 4 June. Joe Williams, 22, launched an appeal on Twitter to reunite the collection with family members of Paul and Elizabeth Ascher, the deceased couple to whom the items belonged. The […]
The art world has always been shrouded in elitism. Mostly celebrating ‘high culture’, artwork historically has had little to no relation to the average person’s everyday life. In the 1950’s, however, an art movement came along that shattered this tradition. Pop art rejoiced in elements of mass culture, using imagery from popular advertisements, Hollywood films, […]
As America rolled into 1993, East Coast hip-hop was coughing and spluttering like a flu patient. Dr Dre’s G-Funk had led a takeover of mainstream hip-hop, with synth-heavy albums like The Chronic and Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted near-ubiquitous in clubs and on the charts. True, talent blossomed in the alternative scene with the appearance […]