Issue 73 of History Workshop Journal is now available
in print and online.

The issue’s table of contents appears below.

Highlights of the issue include Nick Hopwood’s consideration of an unusual sculptural bust of anatomist Wilhelm His, which depicts the embryologist in marble, holding an image of an embryo, also in marble, available free to all via open access. A feature on Race, Bodies, and Beauty includes articles by Christopher Forth on fatness and race in French and British colonial discourse, by Yasmin Khan on race and sexual intimacy in India during World War Two, and by Lynn Thomas on skin lighteners in South Africa.

image of a model of wilhelm his holding an embryo and a close up of the model embryo
Marble bust of Wilhelm His, signed ‘Seffner, 1900’ (c.70 × 66 × 48 cm). (A) Photograph, undated (17 × 23 cm). (B) Close-up of model embryo from above, c.1992.

Celia Hughes examines young men’s radicalism in the 1960s; Melanie Tebbutts explores family memory and collected objects; Barry Reay and Erin Griffey rediscover the uncloseted homoerotic art of Edward Melcarth; Lucy Bland discusses the Russell divorce scandal of the 1920s; and Hilary Sapire discusses responses to royal trips to India and South Africa in the same decade.

Several articles include additional material available online. Readers of Lynn Abram’s discussion of the ‘Story of the Bottle of Medicine’–a story told by Shetland storyteller Mary Manson in 1982–can listen to the recording of the interview with Manson. Diana Jeater’s consideration of the life and work of Terence Ranger is based on Jeater’s interview with Ranger, the transcript of which was originally published on HWO.

The issue’s ‘back half’ features reviews of books by Sara Dubow, John Heilbron, David Wootton, James Mark, James Hinton, Jonathan Marwil, Sarah Apetrei, and Suchetana Chattopadhyay. Also included are Sarmila Bose’s reflections on writing Dead Reckoning , her book on the 1971 Bangladesh war, and a report on the impact of government’s cuts on museums.

History Workshop 73: Table of Contents

Please note, with the exception of the article by Nick Hopwood, access to these articles requires a subscription to History Workshop Journal.

EDITORIAL
Diana Paton and Laura Gowing
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 1-3
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 4
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ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
A Marble Embryo: Meanings of a Portrait from 1900
Nick Hopwood
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 5-36
Open Access FREE Full Text (PDF)

Ambiguities of Loyalism: the Prince of Wales in India and Africa, 1921-2 and 25
Hilary Sapire
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 37-65
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Sexual Portraits: Edward Melcarth and Homoeroticism in Modern American Art
Erin Griffey and Barry Reay
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 66-94
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Story-telling, Women’s Authority and the ‘Old Wife’s Tale’: ‘The Story of the Bottle of Medicine’
Lynn Abrams
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 95-117
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‘Hunnish Scenes’ and a ‘Virgin Birth’: a 1920s Case of Sexual and Bodily Ignorance
Lucy Bland
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 118-143
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Imagined Families and Vanished Communities: Memories of a Working-class Life in Northampton
Melanie Tebbutt
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 144-169
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Young Socialist Men in 1960s Britain: Subjectivity and Sociability
Celia Hughes
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 170-192
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Stuff Happens, and People Make it Happen: Theory and Practice in the Work of Terence Ranger
Diana Jeater
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 193-210
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FEATURE: RACE, BODIES AND BEAUTY
Fat, Desire and Disgust in the Colonial Imagination
Christopher E. Forth
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 211-239
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Sex in an Imperial War Zone: Transnational Encounters in Second World War India
Yasmin Khan
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 240-258
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Skin Lighteners, Black Consumers and Jewish Entrepreneurs in South Africa
Lynn M. Thomas
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 259-283
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HISTORY ON THE LINE
Fragments of Memories: Researching Violence in the 1971 Bangladesh War
Sarmila Bose
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 285-295
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Coalition Cuts 2: Museums
Kathryn Newman and Paul Tourle
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 296-301
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Protest History or the History of Protest?
Katrina Navickas
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 302-307
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 308

REVIEWS
Fetal Politics
Linda Gordon
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 309-317
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Galilaeana
Alexander Marr
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 318-323
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In the Wake of ’89
Robin Okey
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 324-330
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Pioneers of Modernity
Jon Lawrence
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 330-338
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War Corrosions
Maurice Walsh
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 338-343
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The Feminist Spirit
Sarah Hutton
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 343-348
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A Life of Struggle
Antoinette Burton
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 348-353
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REPORT BACK
WOMEN ON OTHERS/WOMEN AS OTHERS: YORKSHIRE WOMEN’S HISTORY NETWORK INAUGURAL CONFERENCE, Saturday 25 June 2011, Leeds Trinity University College, West Yorkshire
Jo Stanley
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 355-359
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READING WOMEN’S HISTORY: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT SCHOLARSHIP ON WOMEN’S HISTORY IN THE AMERICAS, Institute for the Study of the Americas, London, 4 November 2011
Rachel Ritchie
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 359-361
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GENDER, SUBJECTIVITY AND ORAL HISTORY, University of Warwick, 24 November 2011
Angela Davis, Andrea Hajek, and Laura King
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 361-364
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OBITUARY
Basil Davidson (1914–2010)
Stephen Howe
Hist Workshop J 2012 73: 365-367
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