Bad Gays

What can the stories of complicated, even evil, gay lives tell us about queer history? Ben Miller and Huw Lemmey discuss.

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Intimacy and Economic Life

What does it mean to write "intimate histories" of economic life? How might a focus on "the intimate" transform the way historians perceive and describe the economic past?

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Sharpening Skills

What can tools - for cutting, sharpening or carrying - tell us about the nature of work in the past? Paul Warde on how the skills that tools embodied can nuance narratives of modernity and productivity.

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Useful Knowledge

How has the concept of "useful knowledge" shaped the 200-year history of Birkbeck College London - and of adult education more generally?

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Vagrancy Acts

How can the lives of those historically labelled as vagrants be humanised? Nick Crowson explores creative and archival methods for moving past a fixed point of prosecution, and towards visibility across time and place.

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Black British Histories

How has the writing of Black British histories functioned as both a form of historical analysis and a voice of radical oppositional politics? 

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