Can Historians help shape foreign policy?

Can Historians help shape foreign policy?

31/05/2017

 

Last night we were guests of Chatham House to debate this question in the wake of Theresa May's Lancaster House speech in which she shared a post Brexit vision where Britain's relationships with European and global partners would be driven by its 'profoundly internationalist history and culture'. Is this a harking back to the days of empire? And if so, are Britain’s partners around the world willing to engage with her in this spirit or will they take a more pragmatic approach, pursuing the geopolitical and trading relationships that best serve their national interests? These were some of the questions considered during a wide ranging debate.

One point that concerned us was a sense from the panel that the current generation of politicians takes less heed of the significance and lessons of history when making decisions at home and abroad. If we are to forge Britain’s future on our profoundly internationalist history and culture, surely our leaders need to be well versed in precisely that, and have minds that are open to understanding the history, culture and future direction of other nations too.

 

By: Emma

The 'River of Authors' wins gold FESPA Award

The 'River of Authors' wins gold FESPA Award

17/05/2017

 

A Week of Awards...

Hot on the heels of our shortlisting for the World Illustration Awards - our River of Authors has won the prestigious Gold FESPA Award.

FESPA is the international organization for the screen digital and textile print industry. This award is testament to the technical skill, care and expertise of our wonderful print partner.

 

By: Emma

The 'River of Authors' shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2017

The 'River of Authors' shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2017

15/05/2017

 

We are delighted that the Hachette 'River of Authors' is up for another prize - shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2017 for Kate Forrester’s beautiful hand lettering.

Category winners will be announced in July - and all shortlisted projects will feature in a touring exhibition beginning at Somerset House in August.

We're looking forward to raising a glass to Kate and the other shortlisted illustrators. Well done Kate.

 

By: Andy

PPL-PRS Leicester Site Visit

PPL-PRS Leicester Site Visit

06/04/2017

 

We're in Leicester today measuring up for a new mural.

On the way we spotted this fine gentleman - Mr Thomas Cook - complete with a his suitcase. His journey began in 1841 with a single train ride from Leicester to Loughborough.

He did rather well after that.

 

By: Emma

Ideas Shaping Tomorrow - WXG Conference 2017

Ideas Shaping Tomorrow - WXG Conference 2017

12/03/2017

 

We love telling stories from the past using the media of the future. So today we were at the brilliant WXG conference talking bots, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, the future of banking and the latest developments in social behaviour, branding and advertising. Inspiring.

 

By: Andy

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