On the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding, Fay Bound Alberti calls for engagement with the politics of commemoration at Westminster Abbey and makes the case that more women authors, playwrights and poets must be included at Poets’ Corner.
Charlie Taverner reflects on how historical food walks can enrich radical history by opening new up trajectories and generating unexpected perspectives on the experience of the pre-industrial city.
After the Supreme Court’s game-changing verdict, Paul Seaward of the History of Parliament writes on prorogation: ‘one of the rusting and largely forgotten but still unexploded bombs buried deep in our constitutional arrangements’.
As Kashmir’s special status is revoked by India, what can the idea of “kashmiriyat” tell us about the historical basis of Kashmiri identity?
David Saunders (Queen Mary) offers a vivid and unsettling insight into scientific and medical perceptions of homelessness during the Second World War.
After the Conservative Party leadership election, and on the eve of the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, David Hitchcock argues that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s persona is animated by a picaresque politics that is closely allied to tropes of early-modern roguishness.
Why has commemoration tended to deprive the Tolpuddle martyrs of their political acumen and capable militancy? To coincide with the annual Tolpuddle Martyr’s Festival, Tom Scriven explores omissions from the ‘martyrdom narrative’ of the six Dorchester labourers who are at the centre of these events.
As debate about Obeah – spiritual and healing practices – erupts in Jamaica, Diana Paton argues that laws against obeah have historically worked to uphold colonial power and to harass poor people.
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.