New Tour Launch: Unnatual Histories

Join us for a unique tour of the Natural History Museum in Oxford! We'll explore how human influence and selective choice shape the narrative of natural history museums, offering an 'unnatural' perspective on their historical and ideological foundations.

Drawing profil portrait of a bearded man wearing glasses and a hat.

From Gill Sans, to Sans Gill: The Controversy over the Work of Eric Gill

Content warning: Rape, sexual abuse On January 12, 2022, an activist used a ladder to …

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Engaving showing the Devil giving puppets to humans surrounding them.

Teaching Silence

What if time ground down the people of the past to such fine dust that …

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Caricature drawing showing men dressed as templar knights hwith different symbols of death, including a scythe, a skull, and a beheaded head.

Collective punishment and colonial terror: The lessons of Britain’s war in Malaya

Britain’s military policies during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) not only inflicted untold suffering upon the …

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Alexander the Great in Skopje: an “up yours” to Greece?

Since Macedonian independence in 1991, following the breakup of Yugoslavia, Greece has contested the country’s …

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Diego de Landa: From Monasteries to Roundabouts

As a leading Franciscan bishop, in the mid-16th century Fray Diego de Landa led an …

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Medicine and Colonization: How Scientific Research Shapes Politics

In recent months we have seen a wave of renaming initiatives around the world, which …

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Empty Spaces: Where are the Statues to Imperial Victims?

In the midst of a revolution against problematic historical statues, we might reflect on the …

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An Interview with Isabella Hammad: Part Two

This is the second part of an interview with Isabella Hammad, the author of The Parisian: an epic tale of a Palestinian man’s journey beginning at the outbreak of the First World War.

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An Interview with Isabella Hammad: Part One

We had a chance to chat with The Parisian’s author, Isabella Hammad, about the broader …

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Sir John A. Macdonald: National Hero or Architect of Genocide?

On Saturday August 29, 2020, Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Rights protestors unbolted and pulling …

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Horatio Nelson: Turning a blind eye to slavery?

Some of the monuments currently under the spotlight depict individuals who were lost in the …

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Churchill’s Legacy: Not Yet Set in Stone

Churchill had chosen the spot for his statue in Parliament Square himself, over a decade …

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