In 2017, three centuries of iron-making came to an end in Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Now iron workers are writing their own history as the legacy of the foundry hangs in the balance.
Histories of the Present
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Neil Carter tells the story of the English footballers caught up in the tensions of Nazi appeasement.
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Tim Tate explores early attempts to establish women’s football as an international sport.
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Richard Mills explores the role football played in establishing diplomatic ties between Tito’s Yugoslavia and the non-aligned nations of the Third World. When Ndaye Mulamba was sent off in the 23rd minute of Zaire’s World Cup match against Yugoslavia, his team were already […]
With the World Cup underway in Putin’s Russia, Raanan Rein looks back forty years to the controversies surrounding the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, and the transnational solidarity campaign that sprang up in response.
In the second of our History Workshop World Cup series, Charlotte Lydia Riley explores England football fans’ relationship to national identity, white masculinity, and post-imperial melancholia.
Norma Clarke explores how contemporary models of crowd-funding – allowing authors to by-pass conventional publishers to fund, print and disseminate their books – echo eighteenth-century practices of publishing by subscription, used by Alexander Pope, bluestockings, and ‘scandalous’ women alike
In the first of our History Workshop World Cup series, Tosh Warwick compares the build-up to Russia 2018 with England’s own hosting of the games in 1966.
Citizenship ‘stripping’ laws have expanded the idea of a failed citizen, a boundary shaped by racialised and Islamophobic ‘moral panic’. May Robson examines what it means to be an illegal immigrant in Britain.
As far right populism resurges in Europe, Neil Gregor reflects on what the British public could learn from an exhibition on right wing extremism in Germany since 1945