How did haircutting and haircare shape narratives of slavery, oppression, and belonging in the early modern Mediterranean? Stefan Hanß explores the intimate politics of hair.
Revolutionary harridans? Ruth Mather argues that historians need to take a closer look at the radical women of Peterloo.
A packed programme for Spring 2019 with the Psychoanalysis and History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research.
If you were the president of a higher education institution, would you accept a substantial donation to endow a professorship on the condition that you also construct a tunnel between the professor’s lodgings and student accommodation? This is precisely the bargain that Thomas Case, the president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1904 to 1924, made with an American antiquities dealer, Edward Perry Warren.
Historian Karen Harvey on the hidden symbolism of rabbits and women’s bodies in The Favourite, and the real-life case of eighteenth-century mother Mary Toft.
Alice Billington explores a historical culture of secrecy that still informs ideas about menstruation today
How are decisions made in a union? Jack Saunders looks at workplace organisation in the NHS and the motor industry in the post-war period, and offers lessons for the present day.
Matt Cook, History Workshop Journal editor and professor of modern history at Birkbeck, on a moving collection of oral histories gathered from people living in the city of Brighton and Hove, who identify in various ways as trans.
A special, free-access compilation of articles on South Asian history from History Workshop Journal
The pacifist handkerchief invites reflections on contested memories in modern Japanese history.