Seamus Flaherty on the history of a word which has surged back into public discourse this year.
Histories of the Present
How is the Anthropocene – the epoch in which humans have become a major force changing earth systems – changing the nature of historians’ evidence base?
What does it mean to live in a world with borders? Historian Becky Taylor reflects on the history of border controls.
Room to Breathe is a new exhibition from the Migration Museum, London, which aims to tell the stories of migration to and from the UK over the centuries.
Rather than looking for American or European parallels, Michelle Carmody argues, Jair Bolsonaro’s rise to power is best understood in the context of Brazil’s own Cold War past.
What does a family of wealthy philanthropists have to do with a gang of drug traffickers? The intertwined relationship between prominent businesses and criminal traffickers is probably as old as trade itself.
‘Should one choose to be a mother?’ The dilemma of motherhood in a world of economic and cultural risk.
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.
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.