Early modern women and men possessed complex capacities for friendship, love, and devotion, and the nuances of these partnerships defy and challenge our received assumptions about early modern heterosexual and heterosocial relationships. Amanda E. Herbert explores radical friendship in 17th century Britain…
Where have rock stars gone, asks Will Rees in this examination of a pop cultural movement’s philosophical underpinnings.
Hélène Maloigne shows how archaeology, and especially fieldwork, depends on communication, collaboration and, importantly, friendship.
What does the gargantuan legacy of public statuary have to do with Britain’s history? Miles Taylor argues that the past is not like a statue.
In the latest from our series on “Radical History after Brexit”, Peter Leary asks how we can think beyond borders in an age of both globalisation and national retrenchment.
A culture of hyper-vigilantism and the conflation of skin colour with criminality did not begin with the abolition of slavery or with the current age of mass incarceration. Joseph Yannielli and Christine Whyte explore its 18th-century origins in metal chains, runaway advertisements and the establishment of modern policing.
What is friendship worth, how might it be valued, and could it count in the context of immigration control? How might valuing friendship contribute to a wider critique of ‘the family’? And how might an appreciation of intimacy, friendship and care beyond the nuclear family provide a challenge to the ‘blood and soil’ thinking of race and nation?