In October 1945, delegates from across the world gathered in Chorlton-on-Medlock Town Hall, half a mile south of St Peter’s Field, to take part in the Fifth Pan-African Congress.
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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.
The latest in our Power in the Telling feature introduces ‘MUTINY’, a new documentary looking at the British Caribbean experience of the First World War and its legacies, as revealed by the last surviving veterans of the British West Indies Regiment.
How was violence essential to sustaining the British Empire, and why is teaching this imperative in today’s world? Listen to the latest episode History Workshop Podcast.
What did Peterloo mean in an international context? Shirin Hirsch investigates the connections between Peterloo and a global struggle for freedom.
What can eighteenth-century ceramics tell us about empire? Elisabeth Grass examines how fine china tea cups and saucers became fashionable commodities that represent some of the many ways in which empire appeared, and was normalised, in British homes.
Listen to Yasmin Khan explore some of the most marginal and forgotten voices in British Second World War history, in her 2019 Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture on “Women on the Frontline of Empire”.