With the World Cup underway in Putin’s Russia, Raanan Rein looks back forty years to the controversies surrounding the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, and the transnational solidarity campaign that sprang up in response.
Histories of the Present
In the second of our History Workshop World Cup series, Charlotte Lydia Riley explores England football fans’ relationship to national identity, white masculinity, and post-imperial melancholia.
Norma Clarke explores how contemporary models of crowd-funding – allowing authors to by-pass conventional publishers to fund, print and disseminate their books – echo eighteenth-century practices of publishing by subscription, used by Alexander Pope, bluestockings, and ‘scandalous’ women alike
In the first of our History Workshop World Cup series, Tosh Warwick compares the build-up to Russia 2018 with England’s own hosting of the games in 1966.
Citizenship ‘stripping’ laws have expanded the idea of a failed citizen, a boundary shaped by racialised and Islamophobic ‘moral panic’. May Robson examines what it means to be an illegal immigrant in Britain.
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
The Republic of Ireland stands on the brink of its referendum on abortion. Ann Rossiter reports from the campaign trail on the long road to bodily autonomy in Ireland and an opportunity for change
A movement in Malmö, Sweden aims to put marginalised voices at the centre of local history.
David Kilgannon brings a historical perspective to Ireland’s treatment of the intellectually disabled.
Sheffield’s street tree crisis in historical perspective.