The Conversation has published a range of content on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, from across our global academic network. A selection can be found below. In the hours and days to come we will of course carry many more articles on what her death means for the UK and the Commonwealth, and on the challenges that await King Charles III. Follow our extensive coverage here.

Stephen Khan

Executive Editor, The Conversation International


Queen Elizabeth II: the end of the ‘new Elizabethan age’

Laura Clancy, Lancaster University

Britain has gone through unimaginable change culturally and politically during Elizabeth’s 70-year reign.

Elizabeth II: Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

Queen Elizabeth II: a moderniser who steered the British monarchy into the 21st century

Sean Lang, Anglia Ruskin University

Elizabeth II was a safe pair of hands for the British monarchy in a turbulent and changing era.

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Why do we mourn people we don’t know?

Sarah Wayland, University of New England

Grieving the queen’s passing can be different to grieving the loss of someone we were close to. It’s also complicated by politics, colonialism and the contest about who she really was.