On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike reflects on how we should remember the conflict.
Histories of the Present
After many of the former steel manufacturing heartlands switched their political allegiances to the Conservatives in the General Election, Tosh Warwick asks what impact legacies of industrial decline, loss and uncertainty have had upon British steel communities.
Why do we play? What does it mean to “play well”? And how have visions of play been harnessed to radical politics? Katie Joice examines how those questions shape the new exhibition at London’s Wellcome Collection.
Jill Liddington is an award-winning historian and writer. Author of One Hand Tied Behind Us (1978), The Long Road to Greenham (1979) and Rebel Girls (2006), Jill’s work has always championed women’s stories. In 1984 Jill discovered Anne Lister, and the discovery has shaped her life and career ever since.
On day 7 of the 8-day UCU strike action over pay, pensions, and poor working conditions, Grace Redhead and Matt Griffin discuss precarity, inequality, outsourcing, and picket line solidarity at UCL
20 years on from the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, Maggie Scull explores its successes, failures, and challenges.
Sixty universities across the UK are taking part in the current UCU strike action over pay, pensions, and poor working conditions. On day 4 of the 8-day strike, six staff members taking part give us the view from picket lines across the country.
How does writing a community-engaged history of the Rastafari in Britain challenge the white-dominated production of history and demand new methodologies? Aleema Gray explores her dual position, as an ‘outsider from within’: a Black historian researching Black community histories.
With this conference, we want to rethink the movements that Stonewall supposedly spawned in Europe. Join us to explore the national, European and transnational factors that gave rise to gay liberation.
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’.