Scenes of protestors storming the US Capitol building yesterday have dominated news reports around the world. It is not the first time that the building has been stormed according to Professor Tim Lockley from the Department of History, who has commented on the last occasion in 1814.
Beat Kümin, Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick, comments on the role pubs play in community.
Professor David Lambert, a Professor of Caribbean History at the University of Warwick, comments on the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who profited from the Royal African Company’s trade in enslaved men, women and children, being toppled and tossed into the harbour in Bristol.
"How many in Britain know about the Bristol Bus Boycott or the 1958 racist riots in Nottingham and Notting Hill?" As Black Lives Matter campaigners including actor John Boyega gather in Hyde Park, Dr Simon Peplow, Senior Teaching Fellow in 20th Century British History, turns the spotlight on "Britain’s long history of racism."
Protests have erupted across the USA over the death of George Floyd. Dr Lydia Plath, Associate Professor of US History, comments.