How do we determine whether an object is radical? Ruth Mather on the Farmer’s Arms jug at the People’s History Museum.
Histories of the Present
Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneering advocate for human rights and philosopher. Why isn’t she better remembered?
How are museums responding to the refugee crisis in Europe? Bryan Sitch on Manchester Museum’s acquisition & display of a refugee’s life jacket from the Greek island of Lesvos.
Why have settler Australians remembered Australia’s history in a manner that erased Aboriginal presence, and dominated the ways in which its history has been remembered and forgotten?
As the Catalan question becomes one of the most salient contemporary issues in Europe, Andrew Dowling argues that the call for independence is remarkably new, but can only be understood in the context of centuries of dispute between Catalonia and Spain
Kevin Featherstone on academic freedom and the ‘McCarthyite’ character of a Tory MP’s letter asking for the names of university lecturers teaching about Brexit.
Andrew Whitehead reveals how a women’s militia marked a moment of political empowerment as still unresolved conflict erupted in Kashmir at the end of empire.
Canarians represent a peculiar example of a transnational and migrant community that is as old as modern European imperialism.
As the UK government announces plans for a dozen new “garden cities”, Sam Clevenger argues that, from their inception, garden cities were middle class attempts to civilize the bodies and health of the urban working class.
Catherine Hall and Daniel Pick reflect on the power of denial, the danger of myopia, and the ways denial holds people together, shaping collective and national memories.