How did US women have abortions when it was illegal? Rosa Campbell explores an archive of US women’s testimonies of abortions across borders, in Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico, with resonances for today.
How can we understand the true forces behind Russia’s expansionist aspirations today? Hubertus Jahn traces the long ideological roots of Putin’s propaganda in Soviet traditions, the collapse of the USSR, and the elevation of imperialist historical narratives.
As its people flee Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, Jo Laycock offers a historical framework through which to understand displacements from and in Ukraine. Can exploring longer trajectories of displacement help refugees make sense of their experiences?
In the US, abortion rights are under threat. But, as Kelly O’Donnell and Lauren MacIvor Thompson explore, if Roe is lost, we must go back to the beginning, turning to history and what it can reveal about potential paths forward.
How can we creatively utilize historical research to bring the past to life? Josh Allen discusses the importance of using archival sources, oral histories and material culture in a creative fashion to bring myth, metaphor and anecdote back into how we think about the past.
To what extent has colonial money helped build Britain’s heritage sector? Isabel Gilbert on the importance of publicly and transparently acknowledging the problematic roots of British country houses and their collections.
Why, since Brexit, have working class people in Britain come to be thought of as not just white but also male? Laura Schwartz suggests to understand this, we must look at history.