A speculative methodology can also be a deeply political response to the conventions of archival research, argues Sonja Boon in our Writing Radically series.
“You don’t know what you had until you lost it”: at a time when few of us can travel far, Catherine Fletcher asks what role travel plays in the historical process.
After several dramatic protest confrontations with the U.S. government, by the mid-1970s radical Native American sovereignty activists had begun to regularly travel to Europe to build alliances in order to pressure the United States government from the outside to adopt a policy of Indian sovereignty. György Tóth explores friendship & solidarity in these transatlantic alliances, and shows how breaking down stereotypes & building strong interpersonal relationships was fundamental to the success of the movement.
For our new series on Writing Radically we asked: how can we radically re-imagine the writing of history? Will Pooley discusses the radical role of grammar.
Barbara Taylor review’s Tessa McWatt’s ‘Shame On Me: an anatomy of race and belonging’. Her review considers the discovery and rediscovery of friends, and how important this process is in order to understand disparities of power and privilege that so often go unspoken or willfully unnoticed.
Barbara Caine recounts a powerful friendship between two working women in early 20th century Britain. Eva & Ruth found friendship in their shared love of books – in the words of George Eliot & Charlotte Brontë – but most importantly in each other, as they sought and struggled to create new and fuller lives.
Early modern women and men possessed complex capacities for friendship, love, and devotion, and the nuances of these partnerships defy and challenge our received assumptions about early modern heterosexual and heterosocial relationships. Amanda E. Herbert explores radical friendship in 17th century Britain…