The ‘most notorious book in Russian history’: Jennifer Keating on Alexander Radishchev’s radical critique of autocracy, banned by Catherine the Great over a century before the Russian Revolution.
US Army officer and historian Brian Drohan, on a Radical Book which exposed French atrocities during the Algerian War of Independence, was censored in France, and ultimately contributed to the establishment of Amnesty International
‘The lifejacket is a symbol and a provocation’, Christopher Whitehead responds to Manchester Museum’s acquisition.
Eva Johanna Holmberg – a historian who studies travellers crossing borders in the seventeenth century – on being threatened with deportation as a European academic in the UK in 2017
The 2018 Winter Conference at the Institute of Historical Research brings together leading researchers to explore the history of domestic life.
As the NHS strains under a ‘winter crisis’ without sufficient funding, Anne Summers looks at the limits of private provision of healthcare in 1800 and 2018.
Matt Cook, History Workshop Journal editor and professor of modern history at Birkbeck, on a moving collection of oral histories gathered from people living in the city of Brighton and Hove, who identify in various ways as trans.
How do we determine whether an object is radical? Ruth Mather on the Farmer’s Arms jug at the People’s History Museum.
Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneering advocate for human rights and philosopher. Why isn’t she better remembered?
Debated in the 1647 Putney Debates, in the wake of the first English Civil War, the ‘Agreement of the People’ proposed radical democratic, legal and religious reforms; most significantly a written constitution between the people and their representatives.