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Volume: 52 Issue: 1

Contents of History Today, January 2002

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Margaret Brennand of the Public Record Office on the launch of a major online resource for local and family historians.

The Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Alliance, the first between a European country and an Asiatic power against a Western rival, was signed on January 30th, 1902.

Richard Cavendish remembers the events of January 23rd, 1002.

Louis Braille died on January 6th, 1852, aged 43.

Continuing our History and the Environment series, Harriet Ritvo looks at the role of big-game hunting in spreading awareness of the need for conservation

Jonathan Williams and Andrew Meadows review the history of the various currencies that were replaced by the Euro.

Daniel Snowman meets the historian of witches and witchcraft in Early Modern Europe.

Richard Connaughton on the need to re-evaluate an over-looked conflict of the early 20th century.

Penny Young on new excavations in one of the most historically rich areas in the Middle East.

David Blaazer traces rival nationalisms within the British Isles from banknotes.

Vivienne Crawford examines the medicinal history of cannabis in Britain.

Ian Mabbett considers how Buddhism, while preaching the rejection of society, simultaneously became a popular religion.

In his recent Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture to the Royal Historical Society, Peter Hennessy analyses the power relationships within New Labour

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Mary Harlow introduce a major conference on clothing in ancient Greece and Rome.

Denise Silverster-Carr on the history of this unique resource for research.

A.D. Harvey assesses the role of the Soviet Air Force in the defeat of Nazism.

Melissa Lane looks at the reputation of the great philosopher. both at the time of is death and in subsequent debates about democracy.


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