Mobile armed mobs in deadly riots

Experts on ethnic riots agree that the ethnic composition of localities affects their susceptibility to violence. They are however divided on which are more prone to turmoil between ethnically segregated and diverse settings.…


On Collaborative Research and Writing

On 28 April 2013, ninety-five years after Finland’s civil war (27 January–15 May 1918), artist Kaisa Salmi created a performance called Fellman Field: A Living Monument to 22,000 People.…


‘I had enough last war’: Remembering the First World War during the Second World War

My article for the Historical Journal examines how the memory of the First World War shaped morale at the start of the Second World War.


One British Thing: A Bottle of Welfare Orange Juice

What does an empty bottle of concentrated orange juice have to do with colonialism? Some of you may remember the Welfare Orange Juice that the British government provided to pregnant women and young children from the middle of the Second World War until 1971.…


Labour History and the Case against Colonialism

The public influence attained internationally by such revisionism requires historians to expose the deep methodological flaws, misreading of historical facts, and misrepresentations of prior scholarship that it entails.


Women Investors and the Virginia Company in the Early Seventeenth Century

Unfolding the histories of women who invested in the Virginia Company was the starting-point of this research, but as I began tracing Romney and Hueriblock through the archives, I learned that their involvement in the Virginia Company was part of a wider story.


On Not Recognizing Kadu: Russian place naming in the Pacific Islands, 1804–1830

Our umbrella theme is the poorly known contributions of early nineteenth-century Russian navigators and mapmakers to global cartographic knowledge of the far-flung Marshall, Caroline, and Tuamotu archipelagoes. A particular focus is the varied extent to which Russian place names registered local agency during encounters or drew on navigational knowledge divulged by expert Indigenous practitioners.


The Place of the Holy Man

The early centuries in the history of Christian asceticism, and of monasticism that it gave rise to, invite a short and accessible overview.