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Oscars academy to hold emergency talks following allegations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein - expert comment

The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".

Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership. Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.

Fim expert Dr Mary Harrod comments.

Prof Kevin Butcher investigates myth-making and the coins of the Roman provinces

Writing for BBC History Professor Kevin Butcher shares three myths found on Roman coins, two quite obscure and one a little more famous.

Tue 27 Jun 2017, 15:05 | Tags: Expert comment, Classics and Ancient History, Arts, Numismatics

Dr Richardson reveals eight historical snap elections in BBC History Magazine

With Britons about to vote in a snap election, Dr Sarah Richardson Associate Professor of British History, reveals eight other years when the government sprang a surprise poll on the public in the June edition of BBC History Magazine.

Thu 25 May 2017, 13:12 | Tags: Politics, Expert comment, Arts, History

As the French presidential race heats up, Dr Lees provides insight

Dr Lees, Teaching Fellow in French Studies provides some expert insight ahead of the French presidential elections.

Wed 19 Apr 2017, 08:57 | Tags: France, Expert comment, Arts

Dr Fabio Camilletti describes phantasmagoria in BBC History Online

Dr Fabio Camilletti, Associate Professor in Italian Studies has been researching phantasmagoria, the most popular form of visual entertainment that existed before cinema. This lost art specialised in thrilling audiences with macabre illusions created through trickery and science.

Tue 18 Apr 2017, 13:44 | Tags: Arts, History, Italian Studies

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