Written by Eva Campbell. MK-Ultra, sanctioned during the Cold War, was programme of convert experiments conducted by the US government to develop mind-control drugs. Eva Campbell explores the horrifying human cost of the operation, a period of history which remains shrouded in mystery.
Written by Sophie Whitehead. The portrait of Lady Elizabeth and Dido Belle has fascinated historians and allowed us a glimpse into Black History in the eighteenth century. But who was she? And how has she been understood by historians and art critics since the painting’s production?
Written by Megan Sickmueller. How do colonial and orientalist ideas of Africa linger in the Western imagination? And what enduring problems do such false images maintain? Megan Sickmueller examines Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina’s ‘scathingly satirical’ piece on this complex topic.