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.
Rachel Carson’s controversial book, Silent Spring, published in 1962, can help us understand the Brexit pesticide debate.
Author Emma Darwin discusses trying, and failing, to write a novel about her insanely eminent family.
Decolonising History teaching and research at SOAS, a London based institution that uniquely teaches only non-Western histories requires an approach that is non-eurocentric but at the same time ensures that local communities and organisations are active partners in knowledge production and dissemination.
Not just nostalgia: family historians are at the forefront of challenges to traditional histories that are ‘gendered, classed, raced and heteronormative’, argues public historian Tanya Evans.
The way medieval men write about women can be more sophisticated and less immediately offensive discourse than Trump’s pussy-talk, but their language may ultimately share a similarly dismissive attitude toward women as individuals with agency.
The Stansted 15, peaceful protesters who grounded a deportation charter flight have been convicted of terror-related charges. This disproportionate response by the British state must be situated within a wave of criminalisation and delegitimisation of migrant solidarity across Europe at a time of great political and economic unease.
Just remembering queer Muslim pasts is not enough – we should acknowledge their inherent power imbalances
Gilbert & George’s Underneath The Arches seems to stray from the certainty of a specific location and structure, allowing the experience of homelessness to be transfigured into a performance that evokes queer masculinity, the uncanny workings of popular memory, and a home simultaneously embodied, dreamt, and just out of reach.
How did a hundred naked men in a bath help create a great empire? Charlemagne’s pool parties suggest a male elite that had been heavily socialised not to respond to potential insults to honour by their fellows.