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.
Throughout 2018 I worked as chief analyst and co-author on the Royal Historical Society’s landmark reports on race and gender in UK History. The reports address stark inequalities and discrimination in the practice and teaching of History in the UK, and offer recommendations for historians, universities, schools, museums, and others to address them.
In this weekend’s Irish Times, I review Margaret Kelleher’s new history of The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland.