Cherish Watton considers what a scrapbooking scene in a recent BBC drama can tell us about the value of scrapbooks as radical sources for uncovering women’s lives.
What can the arrival of an anonymous letter to a local police station tell us about the administration of justice in nineteenth-century Scotland? Hannah Telling discusses the case surrounding the discovery of a woman’s body in 1853, and what this can tell us about male responses to sexual violence, both in the past and today.
An open letter from more than sixty scholars in defence of Black British History at Goldsmiths and beyond. Proposed cuts at Goldsmiths threaten the survival of field essential to understand the nation and the world’s past and present.
Madeleine Goodall discusses the radical life of Eliza Sharples, whose letters to freethinking poet Thomas Cooper in the mid-19th century depict an idealistic figure struggling to survive.
Is the family a place of safety or a trap? Ruth Beecher explores the institution of the family and the (lack of) recognition of child sexual abuse within it.
There is an urgent need for programmes that train people to research Queer History and Black British History. The first masters’ programmes in these areas, at Goldsmiths, now face an existential threat due to the College’s redundancy measures.
As its people flee Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, Jo Laycock offers a historical framework through which to understand displacements from and in Ukraine. Can exploring longer trajectories of displacement help refugees make sense of their experiences?