When, how, and why did skin colour matter in early modern Europe? Hannah Murphy explores how science could make the known strange.
As debate about Obeah – spiritual and healing practices – erupts in Jamaica, Diana Paton argues that laws against obeah have historically worked to uphold colonial power and to harass poor people.
Alaya Swann explores connections between white supremacy and Dungeons and Dragons online communities, focusing on the perpetuation of the myth of a white medieval Europe.
Kieran Connell takes us through his personal journey on what brought him to researching Handsworth, an inner city locality in Birmingham, and what it might tell us about multiculturalism in modern Britain.
What did Peterloo mean in an international context? Shirin Hirsch investigates the connections between Peterloo and a global struggle for freedom.
Radhika Natarajan argues that the work of decolonisation is to ‘address the relationship between the forms of knowledge we value in the classroom and the inequities and violence that exist on our campuses and in the world.’
Following the ground-breaking Royal Historical Society report on Race, Ethnicity & Equality, one of the Report’s co-authors, Jonathan Saha, responds to criticism and calls for change.
At a moment when pundits continue to pronounce that multiculturalism has ‘failed’ in Britain and across Europe, this symposium will explore the role and responsibilities of anti-racist scholarship.
History Workshop Journal’s latest Virtual Special Issue on Migration and Mobility – addressing the urgent question of global migration – features 14 freely-accessible journal articles from the past 30 years.
In the second of our History Workshop World Cup series, Charlotte Lydia Riley explores England football fans’ relationship to national identity, white masculinity, and post-imperial melancholia.