Reviews & Comment

Reviews & Comment

Theatre Review: ‘Drawing the Line’

December 15, 2013 - 1 Comment

Howard Brenton’s new play examines the last act of British rule in India, the dissection of the country in 1947 to create the independent nations of India and Pakistan

Review: ‘The Pity of Partition’

September 15, 2013 - 1 Comment

Ayesha Jalal’s The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide, reviewed by Andrew Whitehead

Review of the ‘Propaganda: Power and Persuasion’ Exhibition

August 23, 2013 - 0 Comments

David Monger reviews the Propaganda: Power and Persuasion exhibition at the British Library

Review: Women and Social Movements International, 1840 to the Present

April 19, 2013 - 0 Comments

Sinead McEneaney reviews the Women and Social Movements International reference database, published by Alexander Street Press, which contains 60,000 documents relating to women in social movements in the United States

An Inadvertent Revolutionary? Developing Law, Crime and History as an Open Access Journal

March 15, 2013 - 0 Comments

Dr Kim Stevenson on being an inadvertent revolutionary with first hand experience of Open Access publishing

Lincoln Again

February 24, 2013 - 1 Comment

Manisha Sinha on Spielberg’s mythic rather than historical Lincoln, and missed opportunities to uncover the complex history of emancipation

The Future Uses of History: Online Discussion

January 22, 2013 - 1 Comment

Are historians are well placed to play a more important role in policy making, as Pamela Cox (a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex) argues? Please post your comments and join the discussion!

From Peer Review to the Wisdom of Crowds? Open Access & Peer Review

December 21, 2012 - 6 Comments

Josie McLellan writes on Open Access, and the potentially dramatic consequences, not only for the dissemination of research results, but for how they are produced and published

Conference Report: Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism

November 9, 2012 - 0 Comments

A report by Susie Christensen from the conference ‘Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism’ held on 21st-22nd September 2012 at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre, London

Soviet Yiddish Writers: From Revolution to Repression

August 19, 2012 - 1 Comment

The thirty years between the Russian Revolution and Stalin’s destruction of Yiddish culture produced some of the best 20th century writing in Yiddish, little of which has been translated into English, despite many of the writers having a huge international sale in the heyday of Yiddish literature

Review: The Last Hunters

July 18, 2012 - 1 Comment

A review of The Last Hunters: The Crab Fishermen of Cromer, an account of the Norfolk crab fishing industry

Review: Australian Aboriginal Protest in Interwar Europe

July 15, 2012 - 1 Comment

A short review of the life of A.M. Fernando, the first an Aboriginal Australian activist to present the Aboriginal cause directly to the European public in the 1920’s

Review: Resist Much, Obey Little

June 27, 2012 - 0 Comments

A review, written by Ross Bradshaw, of the special issue of The Spokesman, comprising of a set of essays on aspects of Ken Coates’ life, who was editor of the journal for forty years

Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands

June 20, 2012 - 1 Comment

A review of the British Library exhibition ‘Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands’, which runs until 25th September 2012

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Review: After the Party: Reflections on Life Since the CPGB

June 4, 2012 - 2 Comments

A review by Ross Bradshaw of ‘After the Party: Reflections on Life Since the CPGB’ edited by Andy Croft

Review: Revolutionary Communist at Work

June 3, 2012 - 1 Comment

A review, written by Ross Bradshaw, of ‘Revolutionary Communist at Work: a political biography of Bert Ramelson’ by Roger Seifert and Tom Sibley