How do our family stories shape our sense of what constitutes “history”? The historian Julia Laite explores.
These are strange times in the politics of the police. In a companion piece to his History Workshop Journal article, Jonah Miller explores the historical background to debates over stop and search.
In 2013 the whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed to the world that the US National Security Agency had engaged in massive-scale ‘dataveillance’. The history of surveillance offers vital lessons for the current moment.
Petitions are an ancient type of interaction between people and authority that continue to be central to British political culture in the twenty-first century. At the time of writing over 6 million names have been attached to an e-petition to Parliament to revoke article 50 to enable the UK to remain in the EU. Richard Huzzey and Henry Miller look at how the modern form of mass petitions emerged in the nineteenth century to compare them with contemporary e-petitions.
In a new episode of the History Workshop Podcast, we explore the radical legacy of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 by hearing from ballad experts and folk musicians.
Revolutionary harridans? Ruth Mather argues that historians need to take a closer look at the radical women of Peterloo.
History Workshop Journal and the Raphael Samuel Centre invite you to celebrate the life and work of Alun Howkins.
Tyler West explores the history of white supremacy in New Zealand in the wake of the Christchurch attack.
Yellow Vests are rioting in the streets of Paris and calling for President Macron to resign. They are doing it in the streets that Baron Haussmann built to stop urban unrest 190 years ago.
Trevor Jackson examines the history of financial crises in the United States, coincidentally in the years 1819 and 1919, and asks what the future of capitalism holds in 2019.