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.
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To mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Maggie Scull reflects on how the tragedy continues to shape the future of Northern Ireland.
What can the twisted histories of one Sri Lankan canal tell us? Sujit Sivasundaram on how the coastal environment of Colombo has been colonised and marketised, but in turn creates its own paths, through winds, waves and waters as well as unstable earth.
Family history is in robust health, after years in the scholarly wilderness. Sophie Scott-Brown looks at new horizons for this rich seam of history, colliding private with public and biology with culture in provocative ways
Urvi Khaitan explores how US Air Force photos reveal the hidden history of female labour in World War II India.
What part do children occupy in protest movements? Alice Haworth-Booth locates the story of school strikes and children’s activism within a broader history of political change.
How did the civic spaces of Sheffield animate new forms of working-class protest and procession? Katrina Navickas argues that public space became an instrument of democratic struggle and a means for building unity amongst Chartist groups.