Volume 50 Issue 6 June 2000

Exhibiting Hatred

Suzanne Bardgett describes the process of creating the new Holocaust Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum and explains what it sets out to achieve.

Preserving the Pack Age

Consumer historian Robert Opie tells how he first came to recognise the value of everyday discarded things, and suggests the need for a new awareness of our recent past.

‘A Fierce Race’

Richard Reid demonstrates that the West’s perceptions about warfare in the history of Africa have not changed much over the centuries.

On the Map

R.I. Moore considers what the new generation of world history atlases tells us about the state of history at the start of the third millennium.

Photography at War

Jonathan Marwil tells how the wars of the mid-19th century, in Europe and beyond, proved the perfect subject for a new medium to show its amazing potential.

Portrait of Britain: AD 1300

Bruce Campbell argues that a unique conjunction of human and environmental factors went into creating the crisis of the mid-14th century.