Society

How people group together, organise their rules and systems are all part of what create a society. In this section articles examine the nature of society how it interacts with other themes of culture, power, etc. and how societies have developed and changed over time. The structures of the ancient world are explored as are the complex feudal systems and the varied societies of Empire and modernity.

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  • Problems in the UK during the 1920s and 30s

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Keith Laybourn of the University of Huddersfield examines the key social, political and economic problems of the 1920s and 30s.

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  • Richard II and the Peasants' Revolt

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr James Davis of Queens University Belfast discusses the reign of Richard II and the origins and significance of the Peasants' Revolt.

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  • Roman Imperial Society

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Emma-Jayne Graham and Dr Ursula Rothe of the Open University examine Roman Imperial Society.

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  • Second Wave Feminism as a personal journey.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ms Jean Spence discusses how she discovered feminism and how being part of the feminist movement changed both hers and many other womens lives.

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  • Second Wave Feminism in the UK

    Podcast

    In this podcast Ms Jean Spence looks at the origins, the development and the gains achieved by second wave feminism.

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  • South Asian British History 1600-1800

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee looks at the history of South Asians in Britain between 1600 and 1800.

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  • South Asian British History 1800-1900

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee discusses 19th century South Asian British History.

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  • South Asian British History 1900-1947

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sumita Mukherjee examines South Asian British History from 1900 to 1947.

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  • The AIDS Crisis in America

    Podcast

    The United States was the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, first noticed by doctors in young gay men in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco in 1981. By 1995 AIDS had become the leading cause of death among all Americans aged 25 to 44 with...

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  • The American Civil War

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Dr Adam Smith of University College London looks at the origins, the development and the significance of the American Civil War.

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  • The American Trade Union Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Christopher Phelps of the University of Nottingham discusses the origins of the American Trade Union and Labour movements and looks at how they developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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  • The Anglo-Saxons

    Podcast

    In this HA Podcast Series Professor Joanna Story of the University of Leicester looks at the history of the Anglo-Saxons.

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  • The British Humanist Association

    Podcast

    In this podcast Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association looks at the origins and history the British Humanist Association.

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  • The British LGBT Civil Rights Movement: 1960-present

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Sally R Munt of the University of Sussex discusses The origins and devlopment of the British LGBT Civil Rights Movement.

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  • The British Muslim Community

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray of Cardiff University looks at the growth and development of the British Muslim Community.

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  • The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

    Podcast

    In this podcast Kate Hudson, the General Secretary of CND, looks at the history of CND in the 20th and 21st Century.

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  • The Catholic British Community 1800-present.

    Podcast

    In this podcast Michael Hodgetts examines the development of the British Catholic Community from 1800 to the present day.

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  • The Celts

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Richard Bradley of the University of Reading looks at the Celts in Britain & Ireland.

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  • The Historical Medicalization of Homosexuality & Transvestism

    Podcast

    In this podcast, Dr Tommy Dickinson of the University of Manchester, looks at the historical medicalization of homosexuality and transvestism.

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  • The Huguenots in Britain & Ireland

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Kathy Chater looks at the history of the British Huguenot community and the largest mass migration in European history until the 20th Century.

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