Category: History

27 October, 2014

Tom Cutterham

Historians Getting Things Done

The History Manifesto envisages historians not in the study, library, or classroom, but striding the corridors of power, getting things done.


8 July, 2014

Rosie Lavan

Dangerous To Put Into Words



16 June, 2014

Ardevan Yaghoubi

Something Fishy: the Politics of Human Rights History

Compared with Melville’s Moby Dick, Samuel Moyn's new Human Rights book is not without obstacles.


Tom Cutterham

Factories in the Field

Roberts' book reminds readers to consider struggles over discipline, time, pay, and workers' rights around the world.


Anna Brinkman

The New Plebeian Experience

Martin Breaugh provides an illuminating discussion of, but no solution for, plebeian experiences old and new.


3 June, 2014

Edward Hicks

From Cuneiform to e-books

This interesting but weighty tome suffers from lack of a single argument drawing the magnanimity of its project together.


19 May, 2014

Will Harris

What’s New, Parmenides?

Though engaging, Michael North’s attempt at Novelty is a Lucretian exercise in the rearrangement of familiar elements.


Calum Mechie

Bannockburns’ Shortfalls

Robert Crawford misses some of the story by telescoping seven centuries of history into the legacy of one battle.


5 May, 2014

Dominic Davies

Historicising the Historians

Ilan Pappe's capacity for self-criticism and self-reflexivity strengthens his case for the role of the academy in politico-ideological climates.


Special Issue: Satire

31 March, 2014

Clare Bucknell

Satire: What’s the Point

Clare Bucknell explores the unsteady relationship of satire to itself in the English eighteenth century.