Gilbert & George’s Underneath The Arches seems to stray from the certainty of a specific location and structure, allowing the experience of homelessness to be transfigured into a performance that evokes queer masculinity, the uncanny workings of popular memory, and a home simultaneously embodied, dreamt, and just out of reach.
How did a hundred naked men in a bath help create a great empire? Charlemagne’s pool parties suggest a male elite that had been heavily socialised not to respond to potential insults to honour by their fellows.
If you were the president of a higher education institution, would you accept a substantial donation to endow a professorship on the condition that you also construct a tunnel between the professor’s lodgings and student accommodation? This is precisely the bargain that Thomas Case, the president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1904 to 1924, made with an American antiquities dealer, Edward Perry Warren.
While drawing direct parallels to the modern day might be misleading, present-day Germany’s migration debates shares strong underlying themes with the fall of East Germany. The impact of push and pull factors, as well as the role that home and destination countries play in establishing them, continue to matter.
As far right populism resurges in Europe, Neil Gregor reflects on what the British public could learn from an exhibition on right wing extremism in Germany since 1945
Only two organisations can claim a direct line of descent from the Communist Party of Great Britain: Unlock Democracy and the Socialist History Society.
This article by Sarah Wise in the most recent issue of History Workshop Journal is freely available only for the month of April, 2017.
While trade unionism had long been dominated by the voices and experiences of men, an 1875 strike in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire was different.
‘Archives of feeling’ are fundamental to our understanding of intersecting social and intimate lives – past and present.
Thousands of US soldiers protested and dissented against the Vietnam War. Their letters are windows into that hidden history.