Birmingham’s once-vibrant suburb of Selly Oak provides a clear cut case study from very close to home of contemporary capitalism shattering a community in pursuit of profit.
As students take to the streets to demand action on climate change, listen to activists and historians discuss solutions to environmental crisis at both global and local levels.
How can different types of historian work together? Laura King argues that collaboration with family historians has the potential to galvanise academic research.
What role did football play in Francoist prisons? Jessica Thorne on the importance of culture and sport as a vehicle for politicisation.
As the UK Labour Party charts a new direction under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, activists and historians discuss the Left in government in the latest History Workshop Podcast.
‘Family history lends a different perspective’. Family historian Janet Coles on tracing her Huguenot refugee ancestry.
‘Stolen’, ‘plundered’ and ‘more than art’. Meg Foster looks at the living spiritual and cultural meanings of ‘objects’ featured in the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.
With the defections of eleven MPs (at time of writing!) this week to form the new Independent Group, Emily Robinson reflects on the uses of history and identity in Labour politics.
In the second article of our feature on the radical potential of family history, family historian Mark Crail reflects on the power of collaboration in the history of working-class movements.
Call for Papers: Environmental History Workshop 2019 on ‘Flows’ will take place at Northumbria University on 13 September 2019. Deadline for paper proposals 18 March.