International Contexts

In recent months, I've been working on two co-authored book chapters for edited collections. Each has been a very different experience, but both have been wonderful exercises in approaching my own research interests with a wider lens - bringing an international view to my own British history research. With Dr Glen O'Hara (my former PhD …

Christmas in Changi Gaol

Whenever a subject takes my interest, one of the first things I do is take a look at the relevant entries in the wonderful Wellcome Images collection online. Browsing their seasonal images, I came across these hand-painted Christmas cards from 1944. In themselves they are pleasant but nothing special, but two things about them struck …