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.
‘What is the History of Sexuality?’ at Birkbeck brought together doctoral students from across the world, and was an opportunity for their innovative research to be critiqued and developed through discussion with scholars in the field.
This, the first in a series of virtual special issues, makes freely available some of the outstanding work on women and gender in the period c.1500-1700 published by History Workshop Journal over the nearly forty years of our history.