‘I have felt a chill of recognition’. Matt Cook interrogates the emotional resonances invoked by Channel 4’s TV drama serial ‘It’s A Sin’ and what this means for the recognition of memories of grief in suspension.
History Acts 27
LGBTIQ+ resilience: Activism & mutual aid in the pandemic
Ranging from 1970s New York to Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, this episode explores where queer creativity is forged in the margins and considers the importance of taking up space.
The deplorable conditions and refugee protests at Napier barracks in Kent are not without precedent. Becky Taylor traces the twentieth-century history of ‘squalid’ military camps in Britain, and refugees’ acts of resistance .
How do we see walking women? Using archival photography from 1950s and 1960s Turku (Finland), Tiina Männistö-Funk argues that women’s care and bodily presence shapes cities as much as concrete and asphalt do.
As Britain is wracked by another winter of flooding, Elly Robson looks at how deluge in seventeenth-century Yorkshire led to a contentious politics of risk.
This opening article in the ‘Whose Streets?’ feature considers what it means to live through the jarring collapse of public life in the midst of a pandemic and how this moment might stimulate new radical histories of the urban commons.