What is the role of populism in shaping resistance to Trump and Trumpism, and what are the historical antecedents? D D Guttenplan explores these questions in the latest episode of the History Workshop Podcast.
As Black films begin to take more spotlight in Hollywood, Owen Walsh examines the historical – and ongoing – connection between Black cinema and radical politics.
Jared Davidson introduces Marcus Rediker’s carefully curated list of essential readings to develop a history from below.
How does Scotland remember the hundreds of Scottish volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War? The continued existence – even vibrancy – of the commemorative community surrounding Scottish involvement in the Spanish Civil War poses valuable questions for the historian, as Fraser Raeburn explores.
Stuart Butler writes on performative walking along the Thames, tracing the life of Thomas Spence, a leading revolutionary in 18th century England, advocating for the complete common ownership of land.
Housing protests in Sixties Ireland framed activism within narratives of domestic political commemoration, and within broader social movements of the decade. What lessons can modern protest groups learn about the power of political commemoration?
During the Second World War, some 34,000 women were used as prostitutes in Nazi-run brothels across occupied Europe. Their forgotten experience provides the inspiration for Mary Chamberlain’s new novel The Hidden.
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.
A glimpse into post-war Glasgow life, via the Ruhr, from the unpublished memoirs of Martin Chalmers
Tensions about the rights of native and foreign-born workers in Britain, and attempts to deal with them, are not new but have been the subject of public debate for centuries. Even during the later Middle Ages, the influx of alien workers and its implications for the employment of English-born people was high on the agenda, provoking political crises and prompting the central government to issue new legislation.