Bloomsbury are releasing a paperback version of my first book, Food, Religion & Communities in Early Modern Europe, in December. Spanning the Spanish Inquisition, the Reformation, and the persecution of witchcraft, the book explores the place and importance of food in early modern history. You can find out more and order my book here.
In today’s FT I have reviewed Johny Pitts’s important new book Afropean: Notes from Black Europe.
Spain faces a historic election tomorrow and in this weekend’s Tortoise I’ve written about the historical controversies – from exhuming Franco to apologising for colonialism – that have run through the campaign.
In this weekend’s Irish Times, I’ve reviewed a new collection of essays on Protestants in the first half-century of independent Ireland.
In this weekend’s Tortoise I’ve written about the relationship between food and identity, discussing everything from politicised pork to fast food fish sandwiches.
In this weekend’s Guardian, I review Diarmaid Ferriter’s timely new history of the Irish border.
In this weekend’s Financial Times, I go ‘Beyond the Backstop’ and explore Irish perspectives on Brexit.