History

Total 33 Posts

Srebrenica, 25 years later: Lessons from the massacre that ended the Bosnian conflict and unmasked a genocide.

5 min read
In July 1995, Serb forces murdered at least 7,000 Bosnian Muslims – an act so heinous it forced the US and UN to intervene in Bosnia’s war. What has the world learned since then about ethnic violence?

Britain’s monument culture obscures a violent history of white supremacy and colonial violence.

4 min read
Understanding the role art played as a sanitiser of violence shows that destroying or removing monuments from public view does not erase history.

Quarantine used to be a normal part of life – and wasn’t much liked then, either.

5 min read
In the past, quarantines were often seen as an excuse for state intervention, and condemned as instruments of despotism.

Democracy versus dictatorship: A new Cold War.

8 min read
We have explicitly entered the propaganda war between democracy and dictatorship.

Those who do not learn from history...

2 min read
A brilliant, yet chilling thread by history podcaster and writer Patrick Wyman, considering the state of things. Sounds familiar? It indeed should...

Why history teachers don’t reduce history to a scorecard.

3 min read
This brilliant thread by historian Robert Saunders on how we should teach and understand the history of slavery is one of the smartest responses to the historical illiteracy of TPUK.

To prepare climate strikers for the future, we need to rewrite the history books.

5 min read
Instead of Tudors and Churchill, history students need to learn how civilisation has arrived at the point of no return.
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