A one-day conference at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, Saturday 7th December 2019
Naman Habtom-Desta argues that while the Soviet Union, like all great powers, sought to enlarge their influence abroad, the narrative in the popular imagination surrounding the global role of the Kremlin is fundamentally flawed.
Why are so few women found participating in premodern revolts? Shannon McSheffrey uses the Evil May Day riots of 1517 to unpack the patriarchal underpinnings of all our political practices
Thursday 14 November 2019 5.15 – 7.15pm Bancroft Building Room 3.24, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS All welcome, no need to book Speakers: Tania Gessi and Ted Sale, Roma Stories Oral History Project Respondents: Graham Smith (Newcastle University), Becky Taylor (University […]
On the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding, Fay Bound Alberti calls for engagement with the politics of commemoration at Westminster Abbey and makes the case that more women authors, playwrights and poets must be included at Poets’ Corner.
Can the migrant detention centres employed by the Trump administration on the US/Mexico border be legitimately labelled “concentration camps”? Historian Dan Stone explores the history of the concentration camp and of its use in political discourse in this episode of the History Workshop Podcast.
Complicated and often conflicted responses to sex workers who become victims of violence is by no means new, and is not limited to police and the courts. If we look at evidence from earlier centuries it is clear that both social and legal responses often had little to do with the legality of sex work, and far more to do with attitudes towards women’s sexual reputations.
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.