When Rhodes was not built

When Rhodes was not built

Statues and commemorations of Cecil Rhodes provoke strongly reactions. In this post from the ‘Writing Race’ series, Durba Ghosh considers the longer history of Rhodes statuary. This, she reveals, has been equally turbulent.

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The Future of (Teaching) the Past

The Future of (Teaching) the Past

What happens when a university Digital History module goes online during lockdown? You might think this digital switch would be straightforward for ‘born digital’ students. But as Dr Jessica van Horssen explains, experimenting remotely with digital tools for research and communication poses its own challenges.

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Historians on ‘Contested Heritage’

Historians on ‘Contested Heritage’

When is historical research ‘political’? When is it ‘too political’? Professor Peter Mandler calls for professional curators and academics working on ‘contested heritage’ to do their jobs without government interference.

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Teaching the Tudors on a two-way street

Teaching the Tudors on a two-way street

John Cooper was runner-up in the 2020 RHS Jinty Nelson Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision. Here, he reflects on the rewards of dialogue and exchange in the classroom.

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Race, Prostitution and the British Empire

Race, Prostitution and the British Empire

In what ways did colonialism redefine and enforce concepts of sexual behaviour, and how do historians best recover the lives of those affected? For the ‘Writing Race’ series, Sudeshna Chatterjee considers the governance of commercial sex work in British India.

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RHS Gladstone Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

RHS Gladstone Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

The 8 shortlisted books for the 2021 RHS Gladstone Prize were announced on 19 May. The Gladstone Prize is awarded annually for a first book not primarily related to British or Irish history. Winners of the 2021 Society’s Gladstone and Whitfield book prizes will be announced in July.

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RHS Whitfield Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

RHS Whitfield Book Prize – the 2021 Shortlist

The 6 shortlisted books for the 2021 RHS Whitfield Prize are announced on 17 May. The Whitfield Prize is awarded annually for a first book within a field of British or Irish history. Winners of the 2021 Whitfield and Gladstone prizes will be announced in July.

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‘The women had saved the situation’: Indian women’s work in war and famine

‘The women had saved the situation’: Indian women’s work in war and famine

The work undertaken by lower caste Indian women during Second World War is both surprising and shocking. In the fourth post in the ‘Writing Race’ series, Urvi Khaitan reveals how many thousands of women worked above and below ground in mines or for the Labour Corps to support the allied war effort. Today their contributions and hardships remain little known.

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