The Anthropocene

This is an English translation of the Editorial to Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales Volume 72 – Issue 2. This issue of the Annales contains a thematic dossier dedicated to the Anthropocene, a concept currently enjoying undeniable scientific and public success.…


Connecting Brazil’s historical labour relations to the international Global Labour History debate

Brazil, Latin America’s largest country in size and population, is known for its diversity in social and cultural matters. This also holds true for labour in both historical and current contexts.…


Women in the History of Philosophy

This International Women's Day, Tad Schmaltz touches upon the important place of women in the history of philosophy and introduces a new special series by the Journal of the American Philosophical Association.


Virtual Special Issue: Cold War in Latin America – Introduction

This virtual special issue highlights some of the exciting directions that scholarship on the Cold War in Latin America has taken over the last decade.…


REWRITING REASON

Think back to your childhood.  What did you take with you when you went to school?  Many of us would have set off with a backpack brimming with notebooks, erasers, a ruler, pens, pencils and perhaps a handful of sweets to enjoy when the teacher wasn’t looking.…


“A Character Who Makes History”: Hendrik Witbooi and the Evolution of German Imperial Policy in Colonial Namibia

Depictions of colonized African peoples from Southwest Africa (DSWA, present-day Namibia), Germany’s first overseas colony, were prevalent throughout the German metropole at the turn of the twentieth century.…


Women of Discord – the power of women in Aztec society

Women held an extraordinary position in Aztec society.  Through their connection to the earth through childbirth, they were believed to wield primal forces which gave them both access to awesome power and the potential for catastrophic disruption.…


The Futures of Global History

This is an extract from the article Discussion: the futures of global history by Richard Drayton and David Motadel published in Journal of Global History.…


On Parliament’s decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster

Edward J. Gillin, author of The Victorian Palace of Science, discusses the history of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament’s recent decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster, passed in the House of Commons by 236 to 220 votes, might not be that surprising given the estimated £5.6 billion cost of modernizing the building.  But historically speaking, this really is a surprise.…


Historians Reckon with Borders and Migration in the Age of Trump

The article A Shadow on the Past: Teaching and Studying Migration and Borders in the Age of Trump by Hasia Diner, Sonia Hernández, Benjamin H.…


Author, Tim Longman, responds to Trump’s recent comments

Although President Donald Trump’s recent comments disparaging African countries have drawn international condemnation, many Americans unfortunately share his perception that Africa is a miserable place where no one would choose to live.…


The Suffrage Campaign and Women Writers: Part 1

Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is a digital text, available on the web at orlando.cambridge.org.…