In the context of the ongoing fallout of the Salisbury nerve attack, Ulf Schmidt & David Peace explore the troubling history of the British state’s relationship with chemical weapons and secret science.
Histories of the Present
What is the history behind the global plastics crisis and what are the solutions? Simon Pirani argues that we need to look at technological systems and social and economic systems in which they are embedded.
Secretary of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign Bernard Regan gives an activist’s perspective on the history of the Cuban Revolution and explains why the Campaign continues to fight today.
Ian Gwinn on the ways the Stone Roses encountered an earlier generation of counterculture.
Oisín Wall on the Anti-University at 49 Rivington Street for our Remembering 1968 feature.
An oral history of the Centreprise co-operative has captured the feelings, emotions, experiences and dilemmas of the people who created this social experiment
How did a papal diktat on birth control trigger a “Catholic ’68” that spread across Europe? Alana Harris investigates a radical moment of cathedral pray-ins and theological dissent aimed at ‘making all things new’.
Marybeth Hamilton on Valerie Solanas’ the SCUM Manifesto for the Society for Cutting up Men.
By Nancy Biberman We were an optimistic and righteous generation, many of us conceived and raised by men and women who had survived World War II. My dad was an Army combat vet who fought in the South Pacific and trained GIs on the use of top-secret proximity fuse weaponry. […]
In the last instalment in our History Workshop World Cup series, John Hughson explores England’s World Cup in the context of the “Swinging Sixties”, and the untold stories of the women around the England team.