This Virtual Special Issue curates History Workshop’s contribution to refugee studies - with a new introduction and 20 articles, free access for six months.

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A nation of dog lovers?

The British pride themselves on being a nation of dog lovers. However, Chris Pearson reveals that colonial Britain’s canine savoir-faire was conditional and only certain types of dogs were acceptable in 'civilised' countries.

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Census Lessons

To mark Census Day 2021, Helen Sunderland looks back to 1911 when the state mobilised schoolchildren to help number the nation, tracing a history of contradictory attitudes to children’s citizenship that persist today.

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Pedestrian Streets

How did 1970s New York become a laboratory for a grand experiment in 'returning streets to the people'? Mariana Mogilevich argues that street life and politics in Midtown Manhattan became central to the inception of a new form pedestrian…

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Borders and Beyond

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.

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Four Years On

Four years on from the Brexit Referendum, Christopher Kissane reflects on the Brexiteers' abuses of history, and the challenges facing radical historians.

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Taking Exception

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.

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Against Monolingualism

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.

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