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.
History at Large
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
Charlie Taverner reflects on how historical food walks can enrich radical history by opening new up trajectories and generating unexpected perspectives on the experience of the pre-industrial city.
Delving into Sri Lanka’s colonial past, Shamara Wettimuny shows how the ‘Easter attacks’, or recent anti-Muslim violence has its roots in the ethno-nationalistic paradigm of the island.
What is a ‘photography of the East’? Taking the case of the ‘paradise island’ of Ceylon, Vindhya Buthpitiya explores how the island’s photographic past survives in fragments, glimpses, memories and fading archives.
Trevor Jackson examines the history of financial crises in the United States, coincidentally in the years 1819 and 1919, and asks what the future of capitalism holds in 2019.
Decolonising History teaching and research at SOAS, a London based institution that uniquely teaches only non-Western histories requires an approach that is non-eurocentric but at the same time ensures that local communities and organisations are active partners in knowledge production and dissemination.
The streets of Haringey, north London, hide an intriguing history of First World War peace activism. Joanna Bornat explores a walking tour of forgotten sites of conscientious objection.
In March 1943, 173 people were crushed to death as they took shelter in Bethnal Green’s underground station. Toby Butler led a project remembering the disaster.
The story of archiving the papers of Trade Unionist Dennis Delay, by Sam Patterson