In 1860, decades after the abolition of slavery in Britain, the British economy was more reliant on slave labour than ever before. Mark Harvey explores the links between coerced labour and the production of three crucial commodities: guns, sugar, and cotton.
How can walking productively inform the work of historical scholarship?
How was violence essential to sustaining the British Empire, and why is teaching this imperative in today’s world? Listen to the latest episode History Workshop Podcast.
Charlie Taverner reflects on how historical food walks can enrich radical history by opening new up trajectories and generating unexpected perspectives on the experience of the pre-industrial city.
This week HWO celebrates the launch of Issue 88 of History Workshop Journal: from bullets to vegetable gardens via oyster sellers, this issue is filled with groundbreaking radical history.
After the recent dramatic collapse of the tour provider Thomas Cook, Alan McNee explores how the firm was perhaps the nineteenth century’s greatest force for popularizing and democratizing travel.
After the Supreme Court’s game-changing verdict, Paul Seaward of the History of Parliament writes on prorogation: ‘one of the rusting and largely forgotten but still unexploded bombs buried deep in our constitutional arrangements’.
Solitude is both timeless and historical, a human universal that is understood and experienced differently over time. These seminar meetings examine the changing contours of solitude from antiquity to the present.
As Kashmir’s special status is revoked by India, what can the idea of “kashmiriyat” tell us about the historical basis of Kashmiri identity?
David Saunders (Queen Mary) offers a vivid and unsettling insight into scientific and medical perceptions of homelessness during the Second World War.