The Politics of Memorials - from Ireland to the Mississippi Delta. Read more
The Politics of Memorials
The Politics of Memorials - from Ireland to the Mississippi Delta.
Conspiracy theories - their origins and evolution.
Land and territory
Land struggles: from Bolivia to Britain.
Council estates - then and now. Laurie Taylor explores the concept of the 'sink estate'.
Serial killers: the media and cultural response to these crimes.
The origins & meaning of 'cool'
Immortality - transhumanism
Immortality and transhumanism
Disasters: from Haiti to New Orleans.
Time - how do we use & how has this changed in the last 50 years?
Thrift and austerity
Black music cultures in London
Black music cultures - how did they evolve in London?
The Religious Right in the US
The religious right in the US - an exploration of their route to power.
Borders: from Calais to Mexico.
Hidden gay lives
Hidden gay lives, from Polari to true crime stories.
Nudity - its cultural history and changing meaning.
Water: a cultural as well as a natural substance.
Loss - an exploration of different forms of lost experience.
Citizenship - from schools to the process by which immigrants become British citizens.
Loneliness - is it a uniquely modern emotion?
Kidnap for ransom, past and present.
Trust in a time of pandemic
Trust in a time of pandemic.
Blood - its many meanings.
Traders and finance.
Rummage - Waste
Rummage & waste: a social history of recycling and an examination of the meaning of waste.
Strategic ignorance and knowledge resistance.
Bunkers: building for doomsday.
Cars: How do cars transmit our identities behind the wheel?
Elites: Why has anti-elitism become such a common stable of media and political rhetoric?
Revolution: Must all radical upheavals in the social and political order end in tragedy?
Fashion & VIP Parties
Fashion & VIP parties - the hidden stories behind the glamour and wealth.
The Rich in London. Also, global attitudes towards the wealthy.