You're Dead to Me (BBC)

In February 2020, Misha was the lead historian on the BBC podcast You're Dead to Me. The episode focused on the history of the Mayflower and the story of the Pilgrims who established the Puritan colony of Plymouth, New England, in 1620. 

Along with the host Greg Jenner and comedian Alex Edelman, Misha talked about English colonisation in the 'New World', relations with indigenous groups, famine, and failure.

Listen here.

Killing Time (History Vault)

In April 2020, Misha featured on Rebecca Rideal's Killing Time podcast, exploring the history of the 'starving time' in the Jamestown colony during the winter of 1609 to 1610.

Listen here. 

The Real Wives of Jamestown

Misha wrote this piece for History Today in May 2017 in response to this article in The Guardian, which suggested that the English women who travelled to the Jamestown colony around the year 1619 were 'forced brides'. 

Read the article here.

Discovering Caribbean Family Memories

Misha held this workshop as part of Being Human Festival 2019. It explored how we remember and how to research Caribbean family histories. 

In an interview with the Manchester Evening News, she discussed her own journey tracing her family history in Jamaica to her six-times great-grandmother, Myrtilla, who was enslaved and survived the middle passage.

Read the article here.

Negotiating Empire:

Women, Economic Practice and Colonialism

Negotiating Empire was a one-day workshop at the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, in November 2019.


Organised by Misha and Dr Hannah Young (Southampton), the workshop featured papers on women and nineteenth-century Dutch banking; women in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Mughal India marketplaces; and the imagined narratives of female indentured labourers in Guyana and their descendants, as well as many more.


The workshop received funding from the Economic History Society and Royal Historical Society.