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
‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it’, George Santayana wrote these words forgetting that human nature contains a propensity for evil just as it does for good. Being aware of the evils of the past does not prevent evil deeds. China’s totalitarian socialist political system has continued its strangulation of … Continue reading Perpetrator of Evil: Uighurs in China
The government’s slogan of “Build, Build, Build”, coupled with radical reforms to the planning system, promises a utopia it will struggle to deliver. The reforms centre around deregulation, with the aim being to make it easier to build homes where people want to live. Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick wrote in the Telegraph of the reforms … Continue reading Housing Reform: Not the Solution to a Prominent Problem
Gorillas, Galleries and Cage Fighting: How Visual Culture and Media Are Still Significant in Modern Politics
If a history student were to be asked about how visual culture and media can influence politics, they would surely think of examples such as British propaganda in the world wars, or the striking posters used in Nazi Germany. There is widespread agreement on the significant impact of this visual culture and media on people’s … Continue reading Gorillas, Galleries and Cage Fighting: How Visual Culture and Media Are Still Significant in Modern Politics