Chas Newkey-Burden writes on the songs and poetry of Bobby Sands, a figure best known for his election as an MP, his hunger strike, and ultimately, his death.
Ray Mwareya and Nyasha Bhobo speak to Pali Lehohla, the statistician tasked with dismantling apartheid South Africa's racist data-collection systems in the 1990s.
Clare Church considers the contributions made by three iconic performers to the cause of Free France during World War II.
Alex Walker reflects on the successes and failures of two presidents who occupy very different positions in the historical imagination.
Niamh Carroll's great-grandfather was shot by British soldiers 100 years ago. Here, she reflects on the effects of oral history on political perspective.
Alicia Colson remembers the brutality of a policy that saw seven generations of Indigenous Canadian children stolen from their parents.
Dillon Whitehead looks at the radical legacy of one of Dada's most iconic artists.
Meghna Amin remembers the 23-year-old woman who revolutionised investigative journalism.
Jack Guise observes how the iconic documentary-maker's earliest films reflected the colonial anxieties of their time.
Charles MacNeice looks back at the human cost of a disaster known only for its political consequences.