How should historians respond to acts of violence in the official archive? Catherine Phipps considers the life of Samia, an Algerian-French teenager, arguing that the epistemic attacks she faced highlight the urgency of historical work which takes account of police violence against sex workers.
Tag: Black Lives Matter
Jason Arday on why interweaving Black history into our curriculum paves the way for a more consistent and informed approach towards addressing structural and institutional racism.
How was James Watt – hero of the Industrial Revolution – involved in colonial commerce and slavery in mid-eighteenth-century Scotland?
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.
Jennifer Davis warns that the official sympathy and acknowledgment afforded to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in 2020, was not extended in London’s recent past, and may not inform the future of policing policy in the UK.
It is often in the silence, in the space left by what is not said, that we see the true shape of British anti-blackness, argues Anna Caceres in her analysis of the discourse around the NHS and migrant workers.
The last fortnight has seen many statues associated with racism and colonialism torn down. When were they originally put up, and what can that tell about the history of whiteness and empire? Peter Hill explores.