3 March, 2014
Laura Ludtke considers how deafness in the nineteenth-century challenged received ideas about language.
Michael Easson finds Edmund Burke miscast as a conservative in Jesse Norman's new biography.
Riki Miyoshi on the final installment of Kevin Sharpe's epic history of the changing image of the English Monarchy, Rebranding Rule.
23 December, 2013
Laura Ludtke introduces the proliferating world of online comics and, in particular, Kate Beaton's satirical re-drawing of history.
9 December, 2013
Brendan Simms writes important counter histories, but his objectivity dwindles when he turns his gaze upon contemporary events.
25 November, 2013
Fergus McGhee finds that though Reza Aslan has produced a necessary counter history, he underestimates the power of Jesus' non-violence.
11 November, 2013
Priyasha Mukhopadhyay finds that an Amazonian waterlily can offer insight into the interactions between Victorian culture, science and imperialism.
14 October, 2013
W.G. Hoskins' reflections on the English landscape veer between historical insight and ill-founded nostalgia.
8 July, 2013
In recovering the contexts of Thucydides’s history, Jeremy Mynott faces the perennial challenges of translation.
24 June, 2013
She retains her haunting power, but the official life begins with a Thatcher more real than we might have imagined.