The London Moment Blog

Workshop Report „The London Moment“

On 21 – 22 March 2019, our project workshop “The London Moment – Exile Governments, Academics and Activists in Great Britain, 1940-1945” took place at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The conference report is now available at HSozKult:https://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-8271

Review: ourmigrationstory.org.uk

Migration to the United Kingdom – much as to the European Union overall, has become a very politicised topic. Amidst heated debate about current affairs, an informative website sets out to shine light on...

Associated Researchers: Johana Kudrnová

I’m a PhD candidate in Modern History at the Department of European Studies at Charles University in Prague. I have studied political science at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and conducted an internship at the University of Oxford.

Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)

Opening Scene: A heated debate is raging in the British Parliament: Clement Attlee, head of the opposition Labour Party, explains to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain what he thinks of his appeasement policy and explains his condition for a coalition government: His condition is called Winston Churchill. (Not Lord Halifax, as favoured by the Conservatives.) Thus, Churchill is present in the film before he even appears for the first time.

Colonial legal history

Commons
In the past months, the European media has increasingly discussed the impact of the colonial period on more recent questions such as restitution of objects that were taken from former colonies with headlines such as „Return colonial artefacts“ in the British „Guardian“ or simply „Give them back!“ in the German Süddeutsche Zeitung.