Deborah Cohen’s relentlessly compelling book Family Secrets unravels a complex and tangled history of how privacy, secrecy, and shame colluded and collided in the making of modern British family life
Report & audio from this one-day conference which examined issues of history, identity and citizenship across an increasingly divergent, multi-national UK state.
Martin Plaut on the newly-released documents at the National Archive at Kew that reveal that Mrs Thatcher did not waver in her opposition to South Africa’s white supremacist leader P.W Botha’s racial policies
Melanie Hardbattle on a discovery from the history of Asian immigration into Canada, made in the Special Collections and Rare Books department at Simon Fraser University Library
Howard Brenton’s new play examines the last act of British rule in India, the dissection of the country in 1947 to create the independent nations of India and Pakistan.
A previously unpublished paper written by E P Thompson in 1987, and presented at the History and Society Program of the University of Minnesota during the 1987-1988 academic year.
Radical Objects: A menu of a meal at the House of Commons in London in 1909, hosted by the Labour Party leader James Keir Hardie, with Labour MPs and a South African deputation led by W. P. Schreiner
Information about the recently-released issue 76 of the History Workshop Journal
Tanya Serisier responds to Eli Zaretsky’s recent HWO article ‘Shulamith_Firestone – Rethinking the Split Between Feminists and the Left’
Six commentators reflect on the scope, the limits, and the implications of Mazower’s argument in his recent book Governing the World, a sweeping and provocative account of the expansive vision of global political cooperation