Meleisa Ono-George introduces her new feature for HWO on community-engaged histories of Black Britain – “Power in the Telling” – which explores how history is not just about what is known, but also about the process and politics of its production.
‘Anglo-Saxons’ has long been associated with the early English people, but this label suffers from a long history of misuse. Mary Rambaran-Olm explores the racist legacy of this term.
The British Empire was built on economic and racial exploitation and now that debt must be recognised, writes Gurminder K. Bhambra.
What does a family of wealthy philanthropists have to do with a gang of drug traffickers? The intertwined relationship between prominent businesses and criminal traffickers is probably as old as trade itself.
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.
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Neil Carter tells the story of the English footballers caught up in the tensions of Nazi appeasement.
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.
Citizenship ‘stripping’ laws have expanded the idea of a failed citizen, a boundary shaped by racialised and Islamophobic ‘moral panic’. May Robson examines what it means to be an illegal immigrant in Britain.
Thus begins a letter from a Jamaican formerly enslaved woman, Mary Williamson, written to her former owner in 1809…