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Milk

Charlie Taverner reviews a ‘thorough and stimulating’ major exhibition exploring our relationship with milk and its place in global politics, society, and culture.

The Politics of Humiliation

Samuel Clark reviews a ‘thoughtful’ look at the role public humiliation has played in modern society.

Feminisms: A Global History

Anne Cova reviews a ‘masterful’ and ‘profound analysis’ of the ‘radio waves’ of feminisms across 250 years of global history.

A Promised Land

Daniel Snowman reviews a ‘highly absorbing’ account of the former US President’s personal and political life, up to the death of Osama bin Laden.

What’s the point of history?

Why do we study the past, why should we, and how do we best go about it? Daniel Woolf takes us through ‘Why History?’,
“full of gems of insight”, and its more philosophical companion, ‘History and Morality’.

Wem & Myddle, then and again

Peter Edwards highlights the richness that eye-witness accounts can bring to the field of local history in this review of two works tracing the ‘relationship between market towns and their rural hinterlands’.