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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

December 2018

The December 2018 update adds 13 articles, containing 14 biographies, accompanied by 5 portrait likenesses, on people active from the seventeenth to the early twenty-first centuries. These newly-added lives have been curated by Sir David Cannadine, General Editor, Oxford DNB.

Stuart Hall (1932-2014)

A hugely influential figure in the field of cultural studies, Stuart Hall, born in Jamaica, arrived in England in 1951. His position as a 'familiar stranger' (the title of his posthumous autobiography) informed his insights into the place where he made his career and home.



NOVEMBER 9, 2018

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

100 years after the end of the First World War, the Oxford DNB presents the life stories of men and women who shaped the conflict and its aftermath.

NOVEMBER 8, 2018

What's new: November 2018

 The latest update, curated by Dr Judith Bourne of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, adds the lives of 17 women involved in the movement to admit women to the legal profession. 

OCTOBER 10, 2018

What's new: October 2018

Discover the global lives and biographies of people connected with communism