Just over two weeks ago London, and arguably the UK as a whole, marked the 10th anniversary of the July 7th 2005 London bombings that targeted the British capital’s transport infrastructure, claimed the lives of 52 people, injured many more and also involved the deaths of the 4 suicide bombers who carried out the attack. … More Walking Together and Walking Alone: The Recent Commemoration of 7/7 and Jean Charles de Menezes.
I recently read Matt Houlbrook’s excellent blog post, ‘on being a one trick historian’ (appropriately accompanied by The Smiths’ Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before) and was struck by the particular resonance of some of his words. “It is not easy to turn new tricks in the world we inhabit. Starting … More Embracing interdisciplinarity