Histories of the Present

Home Truths: Secrets and Discoveries in Family History

Why are we so interested in family secrets? How should family historians deal with the things previous generations wished to keep hidden? And why are historians increasingly drawn to family history and stories of family?

Join a panel of experts working on the borders of family history and history to discuss ‘Home Truths: secrets and discoveries in family history’.

Murder in Cardigan: Sex Work, Social Reputation and Women’s Agency in Eighteenth-Century Wales

Complicated and often conflicted responses to sex workers who become victims of violence is by no means new, and is not limited to police and the courts. If we look at evidence from earlier centuries it is clear that both social and legal responses often had little to do with the legality of sex work, and far more to do with attitudes towards women’s sexual reputations.