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,