Ann Summers writes a powerful short essay on the moral origins and functions of the modern state, and the need for historians to defend them.
Tag: public history
The Eurosceptic clarion call recently issued by ‘Historians for Britain’ prompts Markus Daechsel of Royal Holloway to question the authority with which historians engage in current political debate.
On the 70th anniversary of one of the last major World War II bombing raids on Dresden, Alex Clarkson argues that the origins of the recent upswing in racist social movements can be found not in simplistic explanations of the return of wartime Nazism, but instead by tracking the particular social and economic climate of post-reunification Germany, and poor Saxony in particular.
This month’s HWO feature reminds us that the history of HIV and AIDS is contentious, and to understand what is happening to the history of HIV now, we need to continue to think about the politics of our contemporary world, who gets to produce representations of the past and whose stories enter our public consciousness.
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.
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?
Nick Kapur on the The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters, a project at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
As the centenary approaches of the outbreak of the First World War, Simon Buck of Eastside Community Heritage invites support for a local initiative in London’s East End to remember the treatment meted out to the tens of thousands of German nationals living in Britain at that time
Tim Hitchcock and Jason M. Kelly discuss the transformations of the ‘digital turn’ to academic publishing practises and ways of defining an academic community
Designer and photographer Anusha Yadav writes about the Indian Memory Project website, a visual and oral history of the Indian sub-continent through family and personal archives