Meat and Museums

As London’s historic Smithfield meat market edges towards permanent closure, Jack Hanlon reflects on its global histories and its future as a museum.

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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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Medieval Kherson and Ukraine

In the tenth century, a powerful leader ruled over the medieval kingdom of Rus. Today, the modern nations of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine all claim Kievan Rus' as their cultural ancestors. Christian Raffensperger argues that the roots of…

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A Regime of Immobility

Can refugee assistance become a way to contain? In the second piece for Moving People, Doina Anca Cretu explores how those fleeing Austria-Hungary's peripheries in the First World War could also be immobilised as they were subject to…

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