Talking points a range of topical issues tackled by academics 14 27 May
Professor Steven Brown from the School of Management has written a piece for Germany's The European Magazine about how a “memory boom” has left Europe littered with monuments - so much so that when we’re not actively protesting them, we look right past them.
Dr Daniel Zadik from the Department of Genetics has written a piece for The Conversation about Europe's lack of genetic variety based on research into how the modern gene-pool came together. This article is provides additional information to a University press release. You can keep up with Dr Zadik's personal writing here.
- Read the article 'A handful of Bronze-Age men could have fathered two thirds of Europeans' hosted on Think: Leicester here
Professor Simon James from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History has written a piece for The Conversation discussing the atrocities committed by IS in destroying World Heritage sites, including Ancient Palmyra.
- Read the article 'Palmyra: Islamic State layers grief upon grief for Syrians' hosted on Think: Leicester here
John Williams from the Department of Sociology has written a piece for The Conversation examining how Israel faces ejection from the football family of nations.
- Read the article 'Vote on kicking out Israel drags FIFA into politics it would rather avoid' hosted on Think: Leicester here
Dr Simona Guerra from the Department of Politics and International Relations has written a piece for The Conversation discussing Andrzej Duda's election as Poland's president in a surprise victory against incumbent Bronisław Komorowski.
- Read the article 'Surprise election loss for Polish president spells trouble for governing party' hosted on Think: Leicester here
Professor Laura Morales and Dr Luis Ramiro from the Department of Politics and International Relations have written an article for Think: Leicester where they discuss important signs of turbulence in the Spanish party system after the Spanish local and regional elections.