Issue 73 of the History Workshop Journal is now available in print and online
Histories of the Present
The film The Iron Lady has again focused attention on Margaret Thatcher and her leadership of an otherwise male-dominated Conservative Party. Steven Fielding, Nottingham University, assesses how other cultural representations of Tory women produced in the immediate aftermath of Thatcher’s downfall show how less prominent female figures reflected on the position of women in the party
Information about the history and possible closure of the Women’s and the TUC Libraries at London Metropolitan University, and how you can help the campaign
Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, Kings College London, on recent news that the British government has acknowledged the existence of a ‘secret archive’ from 37 former colonies, bought back to Britain after the colonies became independent
The 50th anniversary of the 1962 Port Huron statement, founding document of Students for a Democratic Society, arrives at a time when renewed progressive activism in the US has been rekindled..
Andrew Whitehead on the reappearance – and disappearance – of old shop signs
Yasmin Khan reports from the 2012 Karachi Literature Festival