In the first of a series on ‘Radical History after Brexit’, John Gallagher highlights how monolingualism is historically strange, and calls for a greater focus on multilingualism and language learning.
When, how, and why did skin colour matter in early modern Europe? Hannah Murphy explores how science could make the known strange.
How has the whitewashing of race science and eugenics shaped racist ideologies in the present-day political mainstream? Anne Hanley argues that genetic determinism continues to shape deep-seated assumptions about ‘natural’ racial and gender differences.
With debates over the public history of empire and colonialism intensifying across Europe, Afonso Dias Ramos explores the controversy in Portugal over the use of the term “Discoveries” to encompass the country’s complex colonial past.
How did Victorian working-class women writers use the radical press to relay their experience of the factory floor? Kirstie Blair introduces Sarah Ann Robinson, a virtually unknown Lancashire weaver and poet, whose verse is being collected as part of the AHRC project ‘Piston, Pen & Press: Literary Cultures in the Industrial Workplace’.
What are the origins of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) hangover? David Anderson drives onto the QE2 bridge to analyse the legacies and landscapes of PFI.
What does the heritage trail format offer to the communication of radical histories? Charlotte Tomlinson introduces the East End Women’s Museum’s (EEWM) Brilliant Women of Whitechapel, Bow and Barking Heritage Trail, which explores stories of ‘ordinary yet extraordinary’ women who have lived in East London.
With new citizenship laws in India, the refugee is being used to determine the Indian citizen along religious lines. Ria Kapoor looks at how Partition in 1947 and the Pakistani refugee crisis of 1971 are shaping this process of redefinition.
On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike reflects on how we should remember the conflict.
The latest in our Power in the Telling feature introduces ‘MUTINY’, a new documentary looking at the British Caribbean experience of the First World War and its legacies, as revealed by the last surviving veterans of the British West Indies Regiment.