Canarians represent a peculiar example of a transnational and migrant community that is as old as modern European imperialism.
Histories of the Present
As the UK government announces plans for a dozen new “garden cities”, Sam Clevenger argues that, from their inception, garden cities were middle class attempts to civilize the bodies and health of the urban working class.
Catherine Hall and Daniel Pick reflect on the power of denial, the danger of myopia, and the ways denial holds people together, shaping collective and national memories.
This August India celebrates 70 years of independence, but denotified and nomadic communities will commemorate their own anniversary: 65 years since the repeal of the Criminal Tribes Act, one of the British Empire’s most draconian and relatively unknown pieces of legislation.
Shalini Sharma confronts Hindu nationalist revisionists engaging in a ‘post-truth’ use of postcolonial writings and arguments.
Jennifer Davis finds historical precedent for the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in Victorian era Kensington’s Jennings’ Buildings.
Onni Gust discusses curating the ‘Threads of Empire’ exhibition at the University of Nottingham and the politics of culture.
Gareth Stedman Jones reflects on the history of referenda, and the ways they can be used to bring about unconstitutional or unscrupulous changes in government.
Protesters from the US, UK, Canada and Ireland reflect on the Women’s March of 21 January 2017.
Australia’s policy of exclusion towards families who have a disabled child has meant the break-up and deportation of families.