From the 1970s onwards, basketball became an important source of expression, identity, and resilience in many Black British communities. Michael Romyn explores.
Andrew Whitehead uncovers the story of Zuni Gujjari, who became an emblem of the Kashmiri nationalist movement in the 1940s.
Rebecca Turkington explores the rise of #MeToo in China and the way it draws on global links and offers a model for organizing in hostile circumstances. #MeToo in China is made possible through rich histories of Chinese feminists organising inside, alongside and beyond the state.
In Britain today, 9 out of 10 women marrying men will change their name on marriage. Rebecca Mason discusses the history of female name changing after marriage in Britain, arguing that reference to tradition is not necessarily rooted in history.
How does in-access to archives provide opportunities to ask alternative questions about the past? Elisabeth Leake reflects on how personal and professional circumstances ultimately shape the histories we produce.
What is gained when 20th century Queer history is brought into the classroom? Claire Holliss discusses her experience of visiting the archive to find sources for her A-Level students.
When does the call for ‘speaking out’ against sexual violence begin to silence victim-survivors? Through reflecting on the #MeToo moment, Allison McKibban argues mainstream Western movements against sexual violence are often insidiously laced with colonial violence. She calls on activists and researchers to embrace a self-reflective and decolonial listening to create a truly transformative movement against sexual violence.