How can we write the history of AIDS activism so that all stories are equally important? In this episode of the History Workshop podcast, Sarah Schulman discusses how she navigated that challenge in her new book Let The Record Show: a Political History of ACT-UP New York.
What does the vaginal speculum have to do with power? How does the history of this instrument help us to understand how bodies have been understood, policed, and governed? Can this object be reclaimed?
Lisa Godson explores.
How should we understand the Green Deal in relation to the legacy of its predecessor, the New Deal? William Rees argues that much can be learnt from the environment of disorganisation, contradiction and compromise that led to FDR’s economic reforms.
How does a small gavel on display in the offices of Britain’s National Secular Society commemorate past struggles for free thought and free speech? Robert Forder explores.
Content Note: This article contains a description of a murder. In the late 1950s, Rhodesian settlers established Chiredzi, an agricultural town in Masvingo province in southeastern Zimbabwe to provide health, education, retail and entertainment services to the newly launched and expanding Hippo Valley sugar estates. In Chiredzi, seasonal African workers […]
What do colonial histories of movement across the ocean tell us about present day proposals to send asylum seekers to offshore sites? Lucy Mayblin, Joe Turner, Arshad Iskajee and Thom Davies explore this history of maritime measures, as part of the Moving People feature.
This two-day event will bring together academic historians working on family histories and family historians to explore the role of family stories for histories of communities, nations and the world.