12th Edition of Pons Aelius

Disruptions

The theme of this year’s issue of the PGF E-Journal seeks to reflect on the way in which “disruptions” have shaped historical events and processes.

Studies of history are littered with the disruptions of peoples and places, politics and religion, memory and belief, but the term itself is rarely used. This issue offers new perspectives from the use of the concept of disruption, and looks at the extent to which it can be utilised. Disruptions can occur on a macro and micro scale, but does this change the meaning of the concept?

This year, the journal has also been officially renamed as PONS AELIUS: Newcastle History, Classics and Archaeology Postgraduate E-Journal.

Editor: Amy Shields (amy.shields@ncl.ac.uk)

Associate Editor: Linda Wimmer (l.f.m.wimmer@ncl.ac.uk)

Please click on the headings to the read the full paper.

Disruption of Freedom: Life in Prisoner of War Camps in Europe 1939-1945 – Stacy Astill, University of Liverpool

Disruptions: 9/11 and the ‘End of History’ – Tawanda Mark Gavhure, UCL

The Tenth-Century Collapse in West Francia and the Birth of Christian Holy War – Declan M. Mills, University of Limerick

‘Thou spekyst tresson’: Popular Politics and Seditious Speech in the Henrician Reformation – Samuel Pearson, Durham University

Extralaw and Disorder: Risk, Crime, and Political Disruption, 1964-1976 – Steven Server, University of Chicago

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