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.
How did Russian anarchism, Teesside socialism and Jewish phenomenology find a home in rural Essex? Ken Worpole delves into the fragile archive of an influential pacifist settlement at Frating Hall farm.
What can a gallery comments book tell us about the role radical photography can play in social change? Ruby Rees-Sheridan discusses the Half Moon Photography Workshop Comments Book as a radical object.
How can historians and archivists best document, preserve, and make accessible the voices and artifacts of refugee and migration experience? Paul Dudman, Heather Faulkner, Peter Gatrell, and Mezna Qato discuss with Ria Kapoor in this edition of the History Workshop podcast.
This virtual special issue of History Workshop Journal tells the histories of states in their interlocking national, international, local, and archival dimensions, and as political and legal contestations of sovereign power.
A speculative methodology can also be a deeply political response to the conventions of archival research, argues Sonja Boon in our Writing Radically series.