The arrival of European settlers in Australia
The fate of Australia’s indigenous inhabitants is not widely known outside of Australia.
The Whitechapel murders of 1888 from the victims’ perspective
A more rounded, less simplistic investigation of the Jack the Ripper story.
Women in early medicine
The struggles of individual women to contribute to and be recognised in this traditionally male-dominated field.
Female participation in British politics pre-1900
Before the Suffragettes and the fight for equality in the 20th century, many women who left their mark on history.
The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804)
An important but often over-looked event in global history and in the history of anti-racist struggle.
Irish perspectives on the Great Famine (1845–50)
Revisiting a tragic chapter in the history of Britain's ‘forgotten colony'.
Gender bias in the police investigation of the ‘Whitechapel murders’
An investigation into whether gender bias played a role in the Metropolitan Police’s failure to apprehend the culprit of the infamous Whitechapel murders.
Britain’s complex relationship with India
The story of the British empire is controversial and complex, especially when it comes to the relationship between India and Britain.
‘Going native’: the immersion of white Europeans in indigenous cultures
This sensitive topic is central to the issue of cultural appropriation. This list analyses the roots of the phenomenon, with examples taken from historical situations.
Queen Victoria and power politics
Victoria is one of the most studied women in history yet most of the literature has centred on Victoria’s personal life. Victoria was the first Queen in Britain to be a monarch, a wife and mother, and this list explores the depths of her reign.