As its people flee Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, Jo Laycock offers a historical framework through which to understand displacements from and in Ukraine. Can exploring longer trajectories of displacement help refugees make sense of their experiences?
This piece is part of HWO’s feature on ‘Apocalypse Then and Now’. The feature brings together radical reflections and historic perspectives on catastrophe and calamity. How have crises (both real and imagined), and responses to them, shaped our world?
Here Pippo Carmona discusses historic instances of epidemics, and ways in which war has often served as a vector for viral disease.
On the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike reflects on how we should remember the conflict.
Book your tickets now for the Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture. This year, Yasmin Khan speaks on ‘Women On The Frontline Of Empire’: a feminist history of the Second World War – 7 March 2019 at Queen Mary University of London
In the context of the ongoing fallout of the Salisbury nerve attack, Ulf Schmidt & David Peace explore the troubling history of the British state’s relationship with chemical weapons and secret science.
Panel discussion of WAR (Women Against Rape) at Pembroke College, Cambridge, 7th February 2017 to coincide with Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
The publication of a telling literary depiction of the most bitter period in Kashmir’s insurgency twenty years ago prompts Andrew Whitehead to consider the value to historians of fictional accounts of conflict.