When, how, and why did skin colour matter in early modern Europe? Hannah Murphy explores how science could make the known strange.
Histories of the Present
For LGBTQ history month, HWO are very pleased to republish Anna Hájková’s piece on the need for a queer history of the Holocaust.
With debates over the public history of empire and colonialism intensifying across Europe, Afonso Dias Ramos explores the controversy in Portugal over the use of the term “Discoveries” to encompass the country’s complex colonial past.
On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike reflects on how we should remember the conflict.
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.