These are strange times in the politics of the police. In a companion piece to his History Workshop Journal article, Jonah Miller explores the historical background to debates over stop and search.
Trevor Jackson examines the history of financial crises in the United States, coincidentally in the years 1819 and 1919, and asks what the future of capitalism holds in 2019.
‘Stolen’, ‘plundered’ and ‘more than art’. Meg Foster looks at the living spiritual and cultural meanings of ‘objects’ featured in the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
With the defections of eleven MPs (at time of writing!) this week to form the new Independent Group, Emily Robinson reflects on the uses of history and identity in Labour politics.
The Stansted 15, peaceful protesters who grounded a deportation charter flight have been convicted of terror-related charges. This disproportionate response by the British state must be situated within a wave of criminalisation and delegitimisation of migrant solidarity across Europe at a time of great political and economic unease.
From #MeToo to migrant solidarity, HWO editors select ten moments in which radical history was made in 2018
Seamus Flaherty on the history of a word which has surged back into public discourse this year.
The streets of Haringey, north London, hide an intriguing history of First World War peace activism. Joanna Bornat explores a walking tour of forgotten sites of conscientious objection.
Room to Breathe is a new exhibition from the Migration Museum, London, which aims to tell the stories of migration to and from the UK over the centuries.
Rather than looking for American or European parallels, Michelle Carmody argues, Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power is best understood in the context of Brazil’s own Cold War past.