Thirty years ago, rave swept Britain, bringing a visceral sense of change. From film to dance, Peder Clark explores recent attempts to grapple with its legacies.
What is the role of space and place in the commemoration of Peterloo? Katrina Navickas explores the massacre’s legacy in the streets of Manchester.
Listen to Yasmin Khan explore some of the most marginal and forgotten voices in British Second World War history, in her 2019 Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture on “Women on the Frontline of Empire”.
A record of suffering: curator Janette Martin examines a report published shortly after the Peterloo Massacre which memorialises the injuries and identities of the victims.
The British Empire was built on economic and racial exploitation and now that debt must be recognised, writes Gurminder K. Bhambra.
In the second of our History Workshop World Cup series, Charlotte Lydia Riley explores England football fans’ relationship to national identity, white masculinity, and post-imperial melancholia.
Professor Richard Drayton explains the intellectual, social and political roots of white supremacy in Britain and the Americas, and how it led to the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum.
Gareth Stedman Jones reflects on the history of referenda, and the ways they can be used to bring about unconstitutional or unscrupulous changes in government.
It is time to explore how we make sense of Britain’s past and the value of thinking historically in public life.
Amid an increasingly politicised discussion about the teaching of history in schools, History Workshop Online offers three perspectives on the current debate.