Catalogues, Categories, and Computers: Unpacking a ‘Legacy System’ of Human Genetics

My article contributes to this line of inquiry by considering how an information infrastructure for keeping track of human genes was built and changed across the latter decades of the twentieth century.


Tracking women’s political networks through their letters in 17th century Ireland

By shining a light on the women in Ormonde’s network, my article argues that 1) women were central to royalist political activity during the Interregnum in Ireland and 2) female alliances were key to Irish women’s political agency.


The death of Veronica L: intellectual disability and statutory welfare in mid 20th century Ireland

Notwithstanding the horrific nature of this death, the case of Veronica L. offers the historian a rare window into the lives of the intellectually disabled, and the operation of ‘handicap’ services, in the mid twentieth century.


British Cultural Diplomacy and Overseas Students: The British Council’s Students Committee, 1935–1939

In this respect the student dimension to British cultural diplomacy of the mid-1930s combined elements of cultural internationalism with the pursuit of national interest.


Intoxicants and Early Modern European Globalization – the Special issue

A special issue on the spaces, practices, and material culture that characterised the production and consumption of intoxicants in Europe, the Atlantic, and South Asia between the 16th and 18th centuries.


The Intoxicant as Preservative and Scientific Instrument in the World of James Petiver

This article highlights the fact that, alongside its other roles in the early modern British empire, alcohol was also an active force in imperial scientific culture in its role as medium of preservation and display.


Tobacco and the Social Life of Conquest 1580-1625

This article uses the material culture of smoking to connect an American-sourced intoxicant to changing tastes and expressions of masculinity in early seventeenth-century London.


5 Things to Know about Cryptocurrencies and their Exchanges

1. Crypto is the Data Money, Blockchain is the Accounting System It is wrong to think that Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are mere digital monies.…


Student Exchange: French and German competition for US students in the 1920s

Following the Great War, both countries tapped into their academic capital to pursue very different visions of the post-war order; that is either to enforce (in the case of France) or undo (in the case of Germany) the provisions of the Versailles peace settlement.


CEH Prize winning article ‘From National Catholicism to Romantic Love. The Politics of Love and Divorce in Franco’s Spain’

The editorial team of Contemporary European History is delighted to announce the 2020 CEH Prize winner, Mónica García-Fernández (University of the Basque Country, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea), for her forthcoming article ‘From National Catholicism to Romantic Love. The Politics of Love and Divorce in Franco's Spain’.


The Permissible Bounds of Teacher Activism

Cunningham gives us a way to interpret 21st century activism, particularly in understanding how employee policies and the courts follow a tradition of limiting teachers’ rights to freedom of speech and expression.


Tropical Hospitality, British Masculinity and Drink in late 18th Century Jamaica

It shows that drink, dancing, and illicit sex combined to create a milieu in which activities frowned upon in Britain, or which were confined to specific and highly regulated homosocial encounters, defined white male cultural practices in the island.