Joseph Callow writes on a Kongolese icon who declared herself the embodiment of a Christian saint and started a movement against early European colonialism.
In December, air pollution was cited as a factor in the death of 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah. Tom Banbury examines the history of the capital's smog.
Jo Nayler discusses the introduction of smallpox variolation to Britain in the 1700s, the switch to vaccination, and the protests staged against both.
Jaco Prinsloo considers the contested legacies of major figures of South Africa's history, and what they tell us about the complicated politics of memory.
Danny Magill looks back on the rise and fall of London's squatting movement in the 1970s, and what it tells us about the power of collective action in the face of housing crisis today.
George Walker looks back on the four nights of racial violence that took place in Middlesbrough in 1961, and asks how that history can help us challenge rising tensions today.
Chris Thomas looks at the shortcomings of the 1948 Beveridge Report, and explains what they tells us about the future of the welfare state.
Joseph Manock explains the intentional, structural causes behind a type of tragedy often believed unavoidable.
Natálie Zehnalová considers the continuing importance of spatial feminism in challenging the imposition of unpaid domestic labour.
Ben Davies compares the political violence that took place around the 1920 US election with the run-up to this November.