2019 - 2020 Modern Volume 10

Musings on the Menopause: Comparative analysis between the 16th century and modern-day perceptions of the female body and ageing

By Eleanor Richardson As we enter a new decade, women’s bodies continue to be a cultural reference and topic for discussion. They are politicised, used in illustrative comments, yet still remain a taboo. Ben Broadbent, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, caused controversy in late 2018 when he described a faltering, stagnant economy …

2018 - 2019

New Histories Foreword

For this edition of New Histories, we wanted to encourage students to engage with the topic of ‘decolonising the curriculum’. By no means is this an attempt to provide an all-encompassing account: some of the articles here are the authors’ first time engaging with topics outside of those prescribed by our current curriculum. But, by providing …

2018 - 2019 Modern Volume 9

Resistance and Negotiation: Reclaiming the Voices of Colonised Women

Photo of a missionary and students by Swain, C., A Glimpse of India.

In the middle of the nineteenth century, single women missionaries began travelling to India in increasingly large numbers to evangelise Indian women, contributing to the imperial ‘civilising mission’. Over the decades, these women missionaries produced a vast amount of colonial knowledge and discourse about Indian women concerning their overall ‘condition’ and their characteristics. Their writings …

2018 - 2019 Modern Volume 9

History in Film – to what extent do filmmakers have a responsibility to be historically accurate and inclusive?

Photo of Sophia Duleep Singh.

The portrayal of historical events in film is by no means a novelty, for not only does it serve as a foundation for imaginative storytelling but also enables the public to access history in a recreational way. However, as the line between creative license and historical accuracy becomes blurred it does draw into question…how far …