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 Colosseum: A Political Tool

Arguably the most iconic arena in the world, Il Colosseo still stands at the very centre of modern Rome as a testament to both the glory and the cruelty of the Roman Empire. Constructed almost two thousand years ago, around six million people still flock to Italy‚Äôs capital to explore the history and grandeur of … Continue reading The Colosseum: A Political Tool

Who Won the Good Friday Agreement?

The Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998, heralding a new era of peace after the decades of violence that characterised the Troubles. But who benefitted the most from the signing of the Agreement, and is the answer different today than it was twenty years ago? For unionists, represented most prominently by the Democratic Unionist … Continue reading Who Won the Good Friday Agreement?

Lord Byron, Celebrity

The idea of celebrity was conceived within the Romantic period, in part, through the prominent figure of Lord Byron. Following the French Revolution there was an increased focus on the individual and this was epitomized in the emerging figure of the celebrity. With the surge in publishing technology there was, according to historian Tom Mole, … Continue reading Lord Byron, Celebrity