A new digital resource allowing users to explore former sites of Jewish memory in East London went online this week. On it you will find audio interviews, photographs, and essays about more than 70 sites (we hope to include more in future) that consistently appear in people’s recollections of Jewish East London. The memory map aims to create a lasting document of both the history and memory traces of the Jewish East End and attempts to bring the stories and memories of this rapidly vanishing landscape to new audiences.
As the film ‘Misbehaviour’ launches this week, Poppy Sebag-Montefiore speaks to women’s liberationist and flour-bomber of the Miss World contest, Sally Alexander (played by Kiera Knightly), about history, psychoanalysis and collectivity.
As an object, the dental dam awkwardly straddles the history of AIDS activism and queer sexuality, acting as an assertion that sex doesn’t require the presence of a penis to be real sex, while acknowledging simultaneously that such sex still carries risks. The dental dam was deployed as an object for sexual use in an attempt to abate the risk of HIV transmission, but its questionable efficacy as a barrier against the virus has reduced it, for some at least, to a latex relic of historical fears.
This conference will explore, analyse, and debate the ways in which morality and ideas of social and economic progress have been entwined in the past and resonate today. Morality and its relationship to economic behaviour has long fascinated historians and social scientists, as evidenced in works of classical political economy through to the study of social movements and political activism.
What does the heritage trail format offer to the communication of radical histories? Charlotte Tomlinson introduces the East End Women’s Museum’s (EEWM) Brilliant Women of Whitechapel, Bow and Barking Heritage Trail, which explores stories of ‘ordinary yet extraordinary’ women who have lived in East London.
On day 7 of the 8-day UCU strike action over pay, pensions, and poor working conditions, Grace Redhead and Matt Griffin discuss precarity, inequality, outsourcing, and picket line solidarity at UCL
With this conference, we want to rethink the movements that Stonewall supposedly spawned in Europe. Join us to explore the national, European and transnational factors that gave rise to gay liberation.
Why are we so interested in family secrets? How should family historians deal with the things previous generations wished to keep hidden? And why are historians increasingly drawn to family history and stories of family?
Join a panel of experts working on the borders of family history and history to discuss ‘Home Truths: secrets and discoveries in family history’.
A one-day conference at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, Saturday 7th December 2019
Thursday 14 November 2019 5.15 – 7.15pm Bancroft Building Room 3.24, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS All welcome, no need to book Speakers: Tania Gessi and Ted Sale, Roma Stories Oral History Project Respondents: Graham Smith (Newcastle University), Becky Taylor (University […]