In the tenth century, a powerful leader ruled over the medieval kingdom of Rus. Today, the modern nations of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine all claim Kievan Rus’ as their cultural ancestors. Christian Raffensperger argues that the roots of the current war can only be understood through looking at the medieval history of the region.
Histories of the Present
In this period of UCU industrial action, HWO editorial fellow Rebecca Mason reflects on the legacy of the 1981 Irish hunger strike in shaping her understanding of strike action.
In this period of UCU industrial action, Julia Laite reflects on her formative experience aged seventeen on a picket line of supermarket workers in her native Newfoundland.
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.
What does divorce tell us of the state of Indian democracy? Saumya Saxena explores how the end of a marriage in the country became the site for a conversation about rights, statehood and equality that far exceeded just the separating couple.
To mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Maggie Scull reflects on how the tragedy continues to shape the future of Northern Ireland.
How can the stories of families illuminate the histories of migrations? Julia Laite and guests discuss in this episode of the History Workshop Podcast.