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.
Four years on from the Brexit Referendum, Christopher Kissane reflects on the Brexiteers’ abuses of history, and the challenges facing radical historians.
In the second of a series on ‘Radical History after Brexit’, Charlotte Lydia Riley reflects on British exceptionalism, and asks how historians can work with it.
In the first of a series on ‘Radical History after Brexit’, John Gallagher highlights how monolingualism is historically strange, and calls for a greater focus on multilingualism and language learning.
20 years on from the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, Maggie Scull explores its successes, failures, and challenges.
After the Conservative Party leadership election, and on the eve of the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, David Hitchcock argues that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s persona is animated by a picaresque politics that is closely allied to tropes of early-modern roguishness.
Tensions about the rights of native and foreign-born workers in Britain, and attempts to deal with them, are not new but have been the subject of public debate for centuries. Even during the later Middle Ages, the influx of alien workers and its implications for the employment of English-born people was high on the agenda, provoking political crises and prompting the central government to issue new legislation.