As the global ecological crisis deepens and spreads through virus, fire and flood, Elly Robson introduces a new HWO series on The Political Environment. How have politics shaped the way we identify ecological problems and solutions, and how have ‘natural’ events generated new forms of politics?
Author: Elly Robson
In the final episode of the Queer Activisms podcast, Elly Robson is joined by Nazmia Jamal and Syeda Ali to discuss queer education: the violent silence of Section 28, how it was resisted, and what lessons we can draw from it today.
As Britain is wracked by another winter of flooding, Elly Robson looks at how deluge in seventeenth-century Yorkshire led to a contentious politics of risk.
From #MeToo to migrant solidarity, HWO editors select ten moments in which radical history was made in 2018
Debated in the 1647 Putney Debates, in the wake of the first English Civil War, the ‘Agreement of the People’ proposed radical democratic, legal and religious reforms; most significantly a written constitution between the people and their representatives.
In 1534, Martin Luther combined radical theology with revolutionary technology to publish the first vernacular translation of the Old and New Testament. It was a seminal moment in development of the Protestant Reformation, print culture, and the German language.