Category: History

11 May, 2015

Jake Richards

Caribbean Conjunctures

Jake Richards weighs up the successes and failures of Carrie Gibson's history of the Caribbean

27 April, 2015

Nakul Krishna

The Stuff Still Stirs

Nakul Krishna is provoked by Ferdinand Mount's new book

Thomas Peak

On Günter Grass: the Historian of Our Times

Thomas Peak celebrates the work and life of the great German writer, author of The Tin Drum.

31 March, 2015

Fergus McGhee

Cold Pastoral?

Fergus McGhee traces the fortunes of an ancient Greek idea

Jennifer Rushworth

In Search of Medieval Beauty

Jennifer Rushworth enjoys a rich study of medieval aesthetics

16 March, 2015

Mark Byers

Mauvais Livres

Mark Byers enjoys a colourful study of literary censorship, and asks what it means today

Laura Ludtke

Radical Interruption

Laura Ludtke considers capitalism and the ends of sleep

Dominic Davies

If Only Your Fingerprint Wasn’t Unique

Dominic Davies reflects on the troubling history of biometrics

2 March, 2015

Edward Hicks

The Other Home Front

Edward Hicks explores life in Britain during the Napoleonic Wars

16 February, 2015

Tom Cutterham

The Endless Revolution

Tom Cutterham on why the story of cotton is also the story of capitalism