Monthly Archives: January 2021

Launch Event for “Mothering’s Many Labours” Past & Present Supplement No. 15

Received from the IHR Women’s History SeminarĀ  On Friday 15th January (17:15-19:00 London time) the Womens’ History Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London will be hosting – virtually via Zoom – a roundtable and launch celebration event for “Mothering’s Many Labours” Past & Present’s fifteenth annual supplement. The supplement has been edited by Prof. Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia) and Prof. Sarah Knott (University of Indiana). Full details of the event and how to register can be found below: Could any historical topic be more prescient, in pandemic times, than that of maternal labour? Mothering’s Many Labours (published by Past & Present) conceived and researched before COVID-19, explores the history of maternal labour: the range of mothering figures, the variety of activities, the social and economic importance. Maternity has typically been associated with emotion: a result of the long western history of “motherlove” and of attachment theory, with its focus on the bonds of the mother-baby dyad. Mothering’s Many Labours addresses the topic by borrowing concepts and questions from feminist theory, sociology and economics and from an archive of feminist activism. Undertaken by scholars of a variety of generations, the volume gathers an invigorated feminist history attentive […]

Complete Capitalism in Global History Blog Series

by the Past & Present editorial team In late 2020 Past & Present published the Capitalism in Global History virtual issue. Edited by Dr. Andrew Edwards (Brasenose College, Oxford), Dr. Peter Hill (Northumbria University) and Juan I. Neves-Sarriegui (Wolfson College, Oxford). They describe the purpose of the virtual issue in their introduction as: “Through a selection of articles from the Past and Present archive, from 1954 to 2010, we suggest a set of overlapping ways of thinking through, and questioning, assumptions that have defined the history of capitalism on one hand, and global history on the other.” Capitalism in Global History Blog Post Series The Capitalism in Global History virtual issue grew, in part, out of discussions facilitated and enabled by the Political Economy and Culture in Global History reading group. In the run up to the publication of the virtual issue participants in the reading group wrote a series of blog posts covering a wide ranging and disperate array of topics, which reflected on how their thinking about matters of political economy, culture and global history had been shaped by participating in the group’s discusisons. The full list of these can be read below, their publication was co-ordinated by […]