Petition to save a remnant of the former Jewish Maternity Hospital (1911-40), the Arts & Crafts building at 22 & 24 Underwood Road in Tower Hamlets, as the last example of its kind in the country and a memorial to the pioneering achievements of Alice Model, MBE.
History at Large
Madhu Singh, associate professor at the University of Lucknow in northern India, explores the anti-colonial episode of the Chittagong Uprising (1930-34) which Bollywood has recently brought back into the spotlight.
To mark the official launch of the History Workshop Online website, Jorma Kalela, the author of a new book entitled Making History. The Historian and Uses of the Past, gives his thoughts on how History Workshop ideals might be relevant in the 21st century.
From time to time, every generation or so, rioting in London has challenged the forces of order and stretched them past breaking point. At times, too, London has seemed on the brink of civil war. This article discusses London’s long history of riot and public disorder from 1780 to the present day.
An examination of the history of local anti-fascism in Southampton, when, on 18th July 1937, trade unionists in Southampton halted a Blackshirt rally.
As a participant of the 2011 Palestine Literature Festival, PalFest, publisher & writer Ursula Owen recounts her experiences travelling around Jerusalem and the West Bank.
An interview with African historian, Terence Ranger, by Diane Jeater
New approaches to the history of popular protest and resistance in Britain and Ireland, 1500-1900. A workshop at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 1 July 2011.
‘The Land Song’ dates back to the glory days of Lloyd George Liberalism, and was revived from the 1960s by a new generation of Liberal radicals. History Workshop Journal editor Andrew Whitehead pursues the song’s history – discovers its only commercial recording – and traces the song’s contemporary echoes.
Amid talk of a ‘Big Society’, Pat Thane explores the history of voluntary organizations and the shifting boundaries between state and society. She argues that government rhetoric masks a real shrinking of the voluntary sector.