The highs and lows of the Beveridge Report

Chris Thomas looks at the shortcomings of the 1948 Beveridge Report, and explains what they tells us about the future of the welfare state.

Colonial hunger

Joseph Manock explains the intentional, structural causes behind a type of tragedy often believed unavoidable.

Feminism under Mao

Tevy Kuch considers the relationship between Maoism and women’s liberation in China.

Searching for LGB women in Soho

Bex Dudley explores Soho as a space for the formation and demonstration of relationships between women.

Learning history from below

Jack Mason writes on the importance of everyday perspectives for a meaningful historical tradition.

Undocumented and Irish in the 80s

J. Stoltzfus compares the visa lotteries that supported Irish-Americans in the 1980s with the situation of undocumented migrants today.

Relearning Black Power

Owen Frost reframes the Black Power movement we’re mistaught in school.

The economics of a white empire

Zeena Starbuck explains how the policies meant to hold the British Empire together are reappearing in the conversations around Brexit.

The problem with progress

Olivia Billard considers the myth of positive progress in the history of the Industrial Revolution.

Divide and rule in British India

Devanshi Chengappa discusses the role of British colonialism in the tensions between Muslims and Hindus in the Indian subcontinent.

The history of Harlem’s Black synagogues

Sarah Davidson writes on the emergence of a Black Jewish community in New York during the Harlem Renaissance, and their decades-long struggle for recognition.

How the kingdom was united

Lucy Graham tracks the troubled history of the relationships between the four nations.