An Introduction From Our Founder
The History in Politics Society aims to open up the conversation on History in Politics. While the relationship between history and politics is one of inevitable interconnectivity, it is also one which remains largely unchallenged. History is not a fixed body of facts, and thus through academic engagement we hope to begin de-familiarising the standard narrative, create interdisciplinary engagement and question the use and relevance of history in politics. With our journal, blog, and 2021 Conference Event we have created a theatre for debate and open conversation. Through this, we aim to problematise the assumed relationship between history and politics and challenge its pertinence in popular lexicon.
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The construction of historical narratives and the pedagogic authority they hold has been vital in cultivating a sense of legitimacy with those engaged in violent practices in a geo-political conflict. In fact, these narratives are part of violence itself. Although media and education systems usually hold a significant grip on the dissemination of the teaching … Continue reading Why Does History Help Explain Geo-Political Conflicts?
Do you know the story of Arsinoe, a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a rebel against the Romans and the sibling of the infamous Cleopatra? No? That is because history is written by the victors. Arsinoe has always been overshadowed by her older and more seductive sister in our historical records, but this article will … Continue reading Arsinoe of Egypt: A Retelling of The Royal Rebel Against Rome
You cannot understand the confirmation process of Amy Coney Barrett without understanding that of Robert Bork. Nominated by Ronald Reagan in 1987, Bork was a polarising figure, known for his disdain for the supposed liberal activism of the court. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, deeming Bork to be too radical for the court, turned away from … Continue reading What Will Happen Now Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Dead?