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In memory of John R. Hinnells

The eminent UK-based scholar of Parsi and Zoroastrian studies, John R. Hinnells, passed away at the age of 76 on May 3, …

J. B. Kanga

During a recent visit to the basement of Columbia Law Library, I came across an obituary for J. B. Kanga. Kanga was …

More ideas for teaching

Following up on my last post, here are a few other teaching ideas from my friend Arudra Burra, who teaches at the …

Ideas for teaching

I usually blog about research, but this month I’d like to share some teaching ideas I’ve been experimenting with since I started …

Thanks for the blood

Like most academics, I enjoy reading the Acknowledgments in scholarly books. They sometimes mention blood in the “blood, sweat and tears” tradition. …

The Buck Ruxton backstory

As promised last month, I am starting the new year with more on Buck Ruxton, the Parsi physician convicted and hanged in Manchester …

An A for Buck Ruxton?

Here in US academia, it is recommendation letter-writing season. I made a visit to the University of Glasgow Archives a year ago …