In our series on ‘Radical History after Brexit’, Matt Stallard of the Legacies of British Slavery project reflects on the ongoing politicisation of heritage.
Histories of the Present
Writing the history of IVF means linking the intimate experiences of conception, gestation, and parturition with global and transnational processes. Vera Mackie, Sarah Ferber, and Nicola J. Marks explore.
What meanings can be attached to divisive symbols, and with what consequences? Isabel Gilbert explores the history of the Confederate flag and its reception, from the Civil War to the Dukes of Hazzard and, eventually, the Capitol Riots.
Long-unpublished photographs taken by journalist Alan Winnington in South Korea are now providing crucial evidence for the 1950 Daejeon Massacre. David Miller explores
How should we understand the connections between the transatlantic slave trade, the expansion of the British Empire, and the history of Australia? Emma Christopher explores.
To mark Census Day 2021, Helen Sunderland looks back to 1911 when the state mobilised schoolchildren to help number the nation, tracing a history of contradictory attitudes to children’s citizenship that persist today.
What was it like to live in the Roman Ghetto under the shadow of papal authority? Using historical maps and personal testimony, Ariana Ellis recounts the story of Anna del Monte, a young Jewish woman who was subject to forcible removal and conversion in 1749.