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The Politics of Women’s Suffrage. Local, National and International Dimensions

In this post, Dr Alexandra Hughes-Johnson and Dr Lyndsey Jenkins introduce their new, edited collection, 'The Politics of Women’s Suffrage. Local, National and International Dimensions': the tenth title in the RHS’s ‘New Historical Perspectives’ book series, published by University of London Press. The collection shows how women encountered and battled a hostile political climate, but pushed forward with determination, skill, tenacity and optimism: resonating with the renewed interest in women’s history and feminist politics today.  

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Counting the cost of war

Published on 9 November, the latest volume in the RHS Camden Series is 'British Financial Diplomacy with North America, 1944-46. The Diary of Frederic Harmer and the Washington Reports of Robert Brand'. Here, the volume's editor, Michael F. Hopkins, introduces the wartime careers of Harmer, a close aide to John Maynard Keynes, and Brand, head of the Treasury team at the British embassy in Washington. Both sources vividly convey the priorities and tactics in post-war British financial diplomacy - together with acute observations on broader Anglo-American relations.

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Goldsmiths, Aston, Kingston, LSBU …. Confronting History’s cuts and closures in 2021

In this post Professor Emma Griffin—President of the Royal Historical Society—considers recent cuts at UK History departments and the current defence of History and historians at Goldsmiths, University of London. 2021 has proved a year of considerable turmoil for academic History, with closures and staffing reductions at a number of institutions: how do we best prepare for the year ahead?

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