The latest issue of The Economist turns it’s laser eye on the legacy of the civil war, as the US prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of what’s described as ‘America’s bloodiest war’.
A fantastic handbill dating from 1812, marking the hanging of Luddite rioters.
Further discussion in the light of the March 2011 Observer story headlined Academic Fury over Order to Study the Big Society, claiming that the Department for Business, Information and Skills had forced the Arts and Humanities Research Council to allocate funds to research on the theme of the ‘Big Society’.
The British Museum reading room opened in 1857 and was, until recently, the main reading room of the British Library. Phil Cohen gives a moving and at times very funny account of how his life as a (sometime) shoplifter, Situationist, squatter and sociologist has been deeply entwined with the British Library Reading Room and the surrounding London streets.
Why did the only country in the world to experience the horrors of nuclear weapons in 1945 end up being the third-largest user of nuclear power by 2011?
Amid an increasingly politicised discussion about the teaching of history in schools, History Workshop Online offers three perspectives on the current debate.
On its centenary, Jinty Nelson reflects on the genesis and achievements of International Women’s Day – and the ground still to cover.
The proliferation of websites, blogs and tweets is re-shaping the practice of history at large. This is a good place to reflect on the significance of these not-so-new electronic media for the ways in which people relate to the past.
The publication of a telling literary depiction of the most bitter period in Kashmir’s insurgency twenty years ago prompts Andrew Whitehead to consider the value to historians of fictional accounts of conflict.
A commemorative plate, which sold in 1907 to mark the centenary of the Primitive Methodist Connection.