Rather than righting the wrongs of the past, the pardon exploits LGBTQ issues and people, a perverse outcome of the Conservative government’s ongoing attempt to appear progressive, inclusive, and LGBTQ friendly.
The burkini furore is another disappointing reminder that women’s bodies and appearances remain more relevant (and newsworthy) than women’s intellects and voices.
The practice of making programmes popular has been deliberately woven into the DNA of the BBC since the Second World War.
Why does aazadi (freedom) connote sedition in post-independence India? On the same day that Kanhaiya Kumar reclaimed this word in a stirring speech after his release from jail, Chitralekha Zutshi reflects on the usage and meanings of aazadi.
The current Canadian federal election campaign has given rise to heated debates over veiling and anti-Muslim attitudes. We asked a group of Canadian graduate students and their professors at the University of Victoria in British Columbia to share their thoughts.
The UNHCR reported that in the first six months of this year 1,867 people died attempting the crossing, with the toll rising weekly throughout the summer to hit over 2,600 by the beginning of September.
Ann Summers writes a powerful short essay on the moral origins and functions of the modern state, and the need for historians to defend them.
The Eurosceptic clarion call recently issued by ‘Historians for Britain’ prompts Markus Daechsel of Royal Holloway to question the authority with which historians engage in current political debate.
The historian Barbara Taylor talks about the opportunity the 2015 UK general election campaign offers for a more informed debate about mental health provision.