Introducing the CEH special issue ‘Eastern European–Middle Eastern Relations: Continuities and Changes from the Time of Empires to the Cold War’

The aim of this special issue is to study the Middle East and Eastern Europe, including South-Eastern Europe, as one interwoven space and to use it as a laboratory to explore conceptual issues regarding modern societal transnational and state international history.…


The First Earl of Shaftesbury’s Aristocratic Constitutionalism in Protectorate and Restoration England

It is shown that Shaftesbury’s opposition to both Cromwell during the Protectorate and Charles II in the Restoration was guided by a resolute ‘conscience’.


In Search of Teachers’ Perspectives in the 19th century Quincy School Reform Story

My findings underscore how critical teachers are in the school reform story. When we fail to see reform from the perches of these vital agents we miss a major piece of the reform story.


The Socialist Countries, North Africa and the Middle East in the Cold War: The Educational Connection

Along with showing the centrality of education in the relations between the socialist countries and the Middle East during the Cold War, this article brings to the fore a number of forgotten connections and suggests avenues for further research.


Architectural Drawings as Historical Sources

...documentations of housing projects offered by state-socialist Romanian design institutes to governmental clients in North Africa and the Middle East appeared as tools and records of negotiations among unequal parties...


Looking for Women’s Learning in Medieval England

In uncovering a vast array of contexts in which women acquired knowledge, became literate, and promoted intellectual advancement, Hall has successfully amplified the archivally silent world of women’s education in medieval England.


‘Crude’ Alliance – Economic Decolonisation and Oil Power in the Non-Aligned World

"...interdependence was seen both as an opportunity and a threat in the relations between smaller non-oil producing countries such as Yugoslavia and the rich Middle East."


Symbiosis and Revolution: The Soviet Encounter with the War in Dhofar

What I show is that, due to an Orientalist take on South Yemen and Dhofar, the Soviet side widely failed to appreciate the political importance and potential of socialist currents in the Middle East, reducing cooperation to a selfish ‘pragmatism’.