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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: September 2020

This month’s update contains 17 new articles with a special focus on British connections with the Middle East and mainland Europe – including a French-born monk in Worcestershire, a German compiler of a Persian-English dictionary, a Gibraltar postmistress, traders in the Ottoman Empire, and archaeologists of ancient Mesopotamia. Read the summary of new content here.

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Hadid, Dame Zaha Mohammad (1950–2016)

 Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid studied architecture in London, where she established one of the world’s most influential architectural practices. In 2004 she became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker prize for architecture.

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

What's new: September 2020

This month’s update contains 17 new articles with a special focus on British connections with the Middle East and mainland Europe.

AUGUST 13, 2020

What's new: August 2020

This month’s update contains 17 lives of astronomers, whose work ranged from observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 to the study of galaxies in the 1990s, curated by Paul Murdin.

JULY 9, 2020

What's new: July 2020

This month’s update contains the lives of 14 Early Modern women from Anne Herbert, the sister of Queen Katherine Parr, to publisher Jane Hogarth, and including a portrait painter, travellers, merchants, vowesses, a poet, and a murderer.