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Can the history of veiled women inform an ugly election campaign in Canada? Reflections of Students and Faculty

Can the history of veiled women inform an ugly election campaign in Canada? Reflections of Students and Faculty

October 18, 2015 - 0 Comments

The current Canadian federal election campaign has given rise to heated debates over veiling and anti-Muslim attitudes. We asked a group of Canadian graduate students and their professors at the University of Victoria in British Columbia to share their thoughts on Susanna Burghartz’s History Workshop Journal article ‘Covered Women? Veiling in Early Modern Europe’, appearing in our fall issue, which examines the changing and multivalent meanings of veiling in the past.


‘Everyone here wants to help you’:  International Co-operation, Refugee Rights, and the 1956 Hungarian Refugee Crisis

‘Everyone here wants to help you’: International Co-operation, Refugee Rights, and the 1956 Hungarian Refugee Crisis

September 4, 2015 - 0 Comments

The UNHCR reported that in the first six months of this year 1,867 people died attempting the crossing, with the toll rising weekly throughout the summer to hit over 2,600 by the beginning of September.


A Gilded Crowbar for the Bailiff

August 10, 2015 - 0 Comments

Bart van der Steen on the role and importance of the crowbar in the act of squatting, in Amsterdam and beyond


Radical Objects: Origami and the Anti-Nuclear Movement

August 3, 2015 - 0 Comments

Vera Mackie on the paper crane, and its development from Japanese folk practice to a symbol of anti-nuclear activism


Denis Delay: Docker, Trade Unionist and Writer

June 23, 2014 - 5 Comments

The story of archiving the papers of Trade Unionist Dennis Delay, by Sam Patterson


Battling Impunity in the Indonesian Elections

June 16, 2014 - 1 Comment

Dr Vannessa Hearman on the democratic transition and human rights abuses in Indonesia


New Centre for Modern British Studies

May 22, 2014 - 1 Comment

In March 2014 a group of historians at the University of Birmingham launched a new Centre for Modern British Studies: MBS@Birmingham


Radical Objects: The London Policeman Songsheet

May 6, 2014 - 1 Comment

The London Policeman songsheet, the Miner’s Strike and the Battle of Orgreave by Catherine Robins from the Working Class Movement Library


Desert Island Histories: James Vernon

Desert Island Histories: James Vernon

May 1, 2014 - 0 Comments

Desert Island Histories from James Vernon


Radical Objects: The Common Man’s Gandhi Cap

April 17, 2014 - 1 Comment

The Indian election has seen a re-invention of the country’s most politically iconic headwear.


‘Freedom’ 1886-2014: An Obituary

April 12, 2014 - 7 Comments

A subscriber to Freedom for more than fifty years, David Goodway laments the end of one of the world’s oldest left-wing papers


Desert Island Histories: Sheena Evans

Desert Island Histories: Sheena Evans

April 1, 2014 - 0 Comments

Desert Islands Histories from Sheena Evans


Gendered Clothing Legislation & Trans Experience in Guyana

March 21, 2014 - 0 Comments

Diana Paton and Gemma Romain on the rejection of the appeal by four Guyanese trans persons who had been convicted of wearing female clothing in a public place by the Supreme Court of Guyana


Archiving and Commemorating Japan’s Triple Disaster

March 11, 2014 - 0 Comments

How can historians respond to national disasters? To mark the third anniversary of the 3.11 disaster in Japan, History Workshop Online asked Nick Kapur and John Morris to write about two projects that they have been centrally involved in.


Historians in the Face of Disaster: History as a form of Psychosocial Support after 3.11 in Miyagi, Japan

March 11, 2014 - 1 Comment

John Morris, historian and member of the Board of Directors of Miyagi Shiryō Net asks, what can historians do in the face of overwhelming disaster?


An Open Source, Participatory Digital Archive: The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters

March 11, 2014 - 2 Comments

Nick Kapur on the The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters, a project at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University