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.
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.
Following the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s apology for the non-commemoration of Black and Asian soldiers in the First World War, John Siblon explores how and why their memory was deliberately hidden by Britain.
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.
On the 7th May 2020, at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, news broke that this year’s Notting Hill Carnival would be cancelled. Set to take place this August Bank Holiday weekend, the cancellation was a first in the Carnival’s more than fifty-year history. A few weeks […]
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.
Barbara Taylor review’s Tessa McWatt’s ‘Shame On Me: an anatomy of race and belonging’. Her review considers the discovery and rediscovery of friends, and how important this process is in order to understand disparities of power and privilege that so often go unspoken or willfully unnoticed.