As the Grenfell Tower inquiry begins its hearing amidst criticisms about the process from survivors and families, Simon Peplow reflects on the politics of participation in public inquiries since the 1980s.
Anne Lister’s diaries, detailing her love affairs with women, weren’t published until 1988, centuries after her death. In the latest post for the new Radical Books series, Laura Gowing examines how ‘I Know My Own Heart’ transformed the recovery of lesbian histories.
How are museums responding to the refugee crisis in Europe? Bryan Sitch on Manchester Museum’s acquisition & display of a refugee’s life jacket from the Greek island of Lesvos.
Naomi Hossain compares President Trump’s handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017 to the Pakistani government’s response to the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in Bangladesh, to examine the implications of disaster for legitimacy, imperial power and democracy.
The Wretched of the Earth was the final work of Frantz Fanon, a fearless critic of colonialism and a key figure in Algeria’s struggle for independence. This new history of the ‘Third World’ depicted the unresolved and open-ended nature of the struggle for liberation.
An opportunity for historians with an interest in left wing governments to engage with Momentum and Labour activists.
In 1534, Martin Luther combined radical theology with revolutionary technology to publish the first vernacular translation of the Old and New Testament. It was a seminal moment in development of the Protestant Reformation, print culture, and the German language.
Why have settler Australians remembered Australia’s history in a manner that erased Aboriginal presence, and dominated the ways in which its history has been remembered and forgotten?
As the Catalan question becomes one of the most salient contemporary issues in Europe, Andrew Dowling argues that the call for independence is remarkably new, but can only be understood in the context of centuries of dispute between Catalonia and Spain
Kevin Featherstone on academic freedom and the ‘McCarthyite’ character of a Tory MP’s letter asking for the names of university lecturers teaching about Brexit.