Life Behind the Iron Curtain

At the close of the Second World War, an ‘Iron Curtain’ descended across Europe “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic”, cutting the continent into opposing Eastern and Western sides.

Class Veiling in Cold War Iran

When discussing the politicisation of the veil throughout history, few cases have attracted as much attention as Iran. Sartorial and religious discourses concerning veiling in Iran have typically examined its use in the context of a conflict between traditionalist and modernist groups.


Have you ever had a travel experience so significant that it left an indelible scar upon your life for over a decade? My first visit to Oradour-sur-Glane did just that.

The Interaction of Politics and Religion in Ancient Rome

Constantine, unlike many of his predecessors, was successfully able to introduce an integrated and dynamic relationship between religion and state law which had profound consequences. This presented the possibility of utilising the political opportunity in front of him to further his own control over Rome and to forge an allegiance between the Church and state.