After the recent dramatic collapse of the tour provider Thomas Cook, Alan McNee explores how the firm was perhaps the nineteenth century’s greatest force for popularizing and democratizing travel.
How does Scotland remember the hundreds of Scottish volunteers who fought in the Spanish Civil War? The continued existence – even vibrancy – of the commemorative community surrounding Scottish involvement in the Spanish Civil War poses valuable questions for the historian, as Fraser Raeburn explores.
A glimpse into post-war Glasgow life, via the Ruhr, from the unpublished memoirs of Martin Chalmers
Continuing our History Workshop World Cup series, Tim Tate explores early attempts to establish women’s football as an international sport.
Memorials marking the graves and celebrating the sacrifices of the Restoration martyrs can be read as political texts.
What does a Jacobite compass in Australia tell us about ‘treacherous objects’, nationalism, material culture, and diaspora today?
Andrew Perchard discusses some of the profound historical reasons that might help to explain the decline of Labour in Scotland
Richard Lockton explores what the historical developments behind the forging of the British Union in the 18th century can tell us about its potential dissolution in our present day