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.
Latest From Our Blog
University of Edinburgh historian Donald Bloxham has provided much food for thought in his recent article for the March edition of BBC History Magazine, entitled ‘Why History Must Take a Stance’. In it, he challenges the dogmatic insistence on neutrality that pervades the historical profession. Instead of feigning an unattainable neutrality, he argues, historians should … Continue reading Judging the Past: Can We Really Afford Not To?
It is often assumed that we in the ‘West’ are the arbiters of environmental policy, that we simply ‘care more’ than the rest of the world. ‘China’, for many, evokes images of flat-pack cities and rapid industrialisation synonymous with the stain left by humanity on the natural world. It is lazily viewed as an outlying … Continue reading The Environment Has No Ideology: Debating Which System Works Best is Inherently Flawed
Democracy and equality under the law have increasingly come to be seen as the gold-standard for structuring societies ever since the enlightenment. it may therefore appear odd to some that the United Kingdom, the ‘mother of parliamentary democracy’, is still reigned over by a monarchy. Stranger still is that despite the drastic decline in the … Continue reading Is It Time For An Elected Head of State?