Revived by feminist movements in the 1970s, in 1975 the United Nations gave official sanction to, and began sponsoring, International Women’s Day, which is marked on 8th March every year.
Tracing how the mythology of the lone fighter developed during the inter-war years.
Conflict may be a theme for most politicians, but it can be argued David Lloyd George encountered (and encouraged) conflict to an unusual degree – both politically and personally.
Whether commemoration will reinforce or debunk public myths remains to be seen, but the words of those who fought, in all services, must take centre-stage.
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Examining how the men who practiced magic in early-modern Britain were replicating the patriarchal structure of society.
On Holocaust Memorial Day, is it time Britain confronted its own genocidal past?
Pindar was one of the most celebrated lyricists of antiquity. Today he is often dismissed, though, as Richard Stoneman believes, his ability to take modern readers to the heart of Greek ideas should not be overlooked.
Why is it some activists are revered and remembered, whilst others, who have also made significant contributions, are almost completely air-brushed out of history?
In 1968, Sheila Fitzpatrick was ‘outed’ by a Soviet newspaper as a spy. A graduate student at the time, her experiences are collected in her memoir, A Spy in the Archives.
From Elgar to Vaughan Williams, what was the purpose of government involvement in promoting music during World War II?
The story of Raoul Wallenberg – who, at immense personal risk, rescued many of Budapest’s Jews from the Holocaust – is one of the most remarkable of World War II. Yet the complete account of his life and fate can only be told now.
Nick Barlay’s Scattered Ghosts tells the 200-year story of his Hungarian Jewish family through war, Holocaust and revolution. Released today, below is extract surrounding the events of the revolution in Budapest 1956.