In a week when Nigel Farage endorsed the 'basic principle' of Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech, and Nadine Dorries warned of a 'tidal wave' of immigrants from Yugoslavia , I'm sure I'm not the only historian (or dishonest,
On 4 November, as part of Sheffield HSTSOC’s Remembrance Week, academic, public historian and broadcaster Helen Weinstein chaired a panel discussion of historians from the University of Sheffield on the significance of anniversaries and centenaries.
As well as being a catchy double entendre, the title of this blog is also something of a manifesto: History Matters. It’s something I and my Sheffield colleagues (and many others, both within and beyond
So, as you’ve all doubtless noticed, Margaret Thatcher is dead. As an Aztec historian, I am spectacularly ill-suited to make historical comment on her life or legacy, but as a gender historian I have been
Introduction, by Caroline Pennock It's been a pretty hectic week, all in all. What with the launch of the History Matters blog and the not-Maya-apocalypse, I've been kept rather busy explaining to people that no,
If you believe The Daily Mail, we're all convinced that the world is going to end on 21st December 2012. Apparently people are stockpiling food and weapons, flocking to remote villages and heading for mystical