Remembering and Forgetting the Psychiatric Asylum

Psychiatric asylums were the globally-dominant form of mental health care for over a century. Generally located on the urban...

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Lesser-known Figures of the LGBTQ+ Community: Part 2

While there are some names in LGBTQ+ history which are famous, there are many that are not. In this...

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Lesser-known Figures of the LGBTQ+ Community: Part 1

While there are some names in LGBTQ+ history which are famous, there are many that are not. In this...

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Should historical TV dramas come with a warning label that they may include fictitious content?

I skirted around this question in my last blog. There I argued the benefits of historical TV dramas in...

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Myths of History: The Battle of Britain (July -October 1940)

After the defeat of France in June 1940, Britain alone and faced the might of the armed forces of...

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Historical computer games and collective memory

Historical computer games, much like historical films, are perhaps entitled to a little ‘artistic licence’. The obvious example being...

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At War with Donald Duck

During the Second World War, Walt Disney became closely associated with the American propaganda effort. One character in particular...

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The Miskito Kingdom: The third power in Central America

While it is easy to see colonial American history as the straightforward clash of European Empires, fighting over land...

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“Operation Barbarossa” June – December 1941: Why it Failed

At 3.15 am in the morning on Sunday June 22nd 1941, Adolf Hitler launched “Operation Barbarossa”- the invasion of...

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History is actually useful, who knew!

We often study the past because we have a fascination with a certain century, period or topic. Something stands...

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