On writing ‘Mother: An Unconventional History’

On writing ‘Mother: An Unconventional History’

By Sarah Knott For her new book, ‘Mother’, the feminist and historian Professor Sarah Knott chose the striking sub-title ‘An Unconventional History’. Here Sarah explains her choice, the boundaries between conventional and unconventional...
Still Going Places: Gender and Medieval Studies

Still Going Places: Gender and Medieval Studies

By Victoria Blud, Diane Heath and Einat Klafter, Editors of the collection ‘Gender in Medieval Spaces, Places and Thresholds’ available open access. As we were leaving the Cathedral after Evensong on a cold night in January 2017, a blizzard suddenly...
Queer History and the Holocaust

Queer History and the Holocaust

By Anna Hájková Queer victims rarely feature in the historiography of the Holocaust. One of the reasons for this neglect is that they complicate the dominant categories of analysis: we usually regard persecuted homosexuals as gentiles and Jewish victims as...
Risk or reward? An eighteenth-century tontine

Risk or reward? An eighteenth-century tontine

By Diane Clements In 2018 Diane Clements graduated with an MRes from the Institute of Historical Research. Her 30,000-word dissertation looked at the workings of an eighteenth-century ‘tontine’, offering new insight on attitudes to private investment and...
Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family: Episode 2 Recap

Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family: Episode 2 Recap

This is the second of two recap reviews of Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family. Read the recap of episode one. By Paul Dryburgh, Principal Records Specialist, The National Archives Readers, I have a confession to make. I have known for some days that I would be...
Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family

Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family

By Paul Dryburgh There are times, particularly in our social media age, when professional historians can be more than a little po-faced and self-important when it comes to the communication of history to mass audiences. There, I said it. Enter, though, an unlikely...