This is the first piece in a series titled Moving People. In exploring how people on the move are labelled, remembered, and constrained, it offers new understandings of the experiences (and inconsistencies) underpinning issues of immigration and asylum.
What was the legacy of British slavery for the colonization of Australia? Jane Lydon explores.
What does rap tell us of social change and conflict in the French Republic? Paroma Ghose explores how its themes reveal a socio-political conversation with the state.
How might we think about the history of walls, real and metaphorical, and their place in today’s political rhetoric? In this episode of the History Workshop Podcast, we talk to historian Paul Betts, author of Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic.
The Black Report, a landmark critique of health inequalities that barely discussed ‘race’, turns forty today. Grace Redhead and Jesse Olszynko-Gryn investigate the legacy of the report for the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.
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.
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.