29 episodes

The History Workshop Podcast explores the "history of the present" -- reflecting on the social forces that are changing our world, discussing new ideas and approaches to history, and talking with leading scholars, activists and writers about the histories and experiences that are often unknown and unseen. Welcome to our podcast channel.

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The History Workshop Podcast explores the "history of the present" -- reflecting on the social forces that are changing our world, discussing new ideas and approaches to history, and talking with leading scholars, activists and writers about the histories and experiences that are often unknown and unseen. Welcome to our podcast channel.

    Dan Chatterton: a London walking tour

    Dan Chatterton: a London walking tour

    Dan Chatterton: a London walking tour by History Workshop

    • 24 min
    Displaying Black British History: the Krios of Sierra Leone

    Displaying Black British History: the Krios of Sierra Leone

    How might museum exhibitions convey the complex dynamics of black British history? In this episode of the History Workshop Podcast, co-curators Melissa Bennett (Museum of London) and Iyamide Thomas (Historical Researcher for The Krios Dot Com) discuss their work on "The Krios of Sierra Leone," a new display at the Museum of London Docklands that tells the story of Sierra Leone’s Krio people. In the process they have a broader conversation about Black British history in museums and community-engaged museum practice. Subscribe and listen now on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher.

    • 38 min
    History, trauma, and restorative justice

    History, trauma, and restorative justice

    How might historical research into past abuse serve the ends of restorative justice? What kinds of challenges do historians face in gathering testimonies of traumatic experience? Katherine O’Donnell and Claire McGettrick are scholars, activists, and members of Justice for Magdalenes Research, an organization dedicated to unearthing the histories of the women and girls who passed through Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. Over the past decade they have worked tirelessly to gather survivors’ testimonies, to educate the public about the abuses endured, and to support survivors’ campaigns for redress. They discuss their work in this episode of the History Workshop podcast.

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    • 35 min
    Concentration Camps And Historical Analogies

    Concentration Camps And Historical Analogies

    Can the migrant detention centres employed by the Trump administration on the US/Mexico border be legitimately labelled “concentration camps”? What is a concentration camp? In what circumstances are the use of the phrase legitimate, and when does it obscure more than it reveals? Historian Dan Stone explores those questions in this episode of the History Workshop podcast.

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    • 31 min
    Sex, politics and society

    Sex, politics and society

    How was our understanding of sexuality in history transformed by the liberation movements of the late twentieth century and by the challenge of the AIDS epidemic? The historian and activist Jeffrey Weeks explores those questions in the latest episode of the History Workshop podcast. Subscribe and listen now on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Stitcher.

    • 50 min
    Populism, the Left, and progressive resistance

    Populism, the Left, and progressive resistance

    What is the role of populism in shaping resistance to Trump and Trumpism? Who are the new progressive leaders emerging from the American grassroots, and what are their historical antecedents? D D Guttenplan - who covered the 2016 presidential election for The Nation - explores these questions in the latest episode of the History Workshop Podcast.

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    • 26 min

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