Family history is in robust health, after years in the scholarly wilderness. Sophie Scott-Brown looks at new horizons for this rich seam of history, colliding private with public and biology with culture in provocative ways
What might be the links – real and metaphorical – between Anne Frank’s story of exile and persecution and the work of C.S Lewis? Margaret Reynolds explores.
History Workshop Journal (HWJ) and History Workshop Online (HWO) are seeking to appoint two early career historians as Editorial Fellows in the academic year 2021-22. Closing date 2 August.
What do colonial histories of movement across the ocean tell us about present day proposals to send asylum seekers to offshore sites? Lucy Mayblin, Joe Turner, Arshad Iskajee and Thom Davies explore this history of maritime measures, as part of the Moving People feature.
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.
The NHS has long relied on immigrant personnel, and restrictions to migration have an impact on its staffing. In the third piece for the Moving People feature, Anna Caceres writes about the fallacy of the ‘good’ migrant narrative.
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.