Volume 71 Issue 2 February 2021

A Historic Turning Point in Arab-Israeli Relations?

The ‘normalisation’ of diplomatic relations between several Arab countries and Israel in late 2020 was described at the time as ‘historic’. Four experts consider whether it will lead to long-term change.

Unsettled Legacy

Have dominant narratives of the American Civil War been detrimental to its emancipatory promise?

The Battle of St Louis

Saint or sinner? Recent demonstrations in the American city of St. Louis are just the latest battle for the legacy of a medieval French king. 

A World Without Touch

The fear that advances in technology and comfort bring isolation and complacency is never far away. 

There’s a World Out There

If Covid-19 has taught us anything it is that the West – and that includes its historians – must expand its horizons.