Vera Mackie on the paper crane, and its development from Japanese folk practice to a symbol of anti-nuclear activism.
Andrew Whitehead ponders the politics of a 1955 anarchist pamphlet which encouraged those going to the polls to ‘Vote for Joe Soap.’
John Marnell on MaThoko’s old post box, which played an important role as a key communication node for the nascent LGBT movement in South Africa during the 1980s and 1990s.
HWJ editor Jane Caplan looks back to 1945 to examine a very personal family object from the year of her birth, a year marked by changing politics in Britain as the Second World War came to an end.
Sarah Hiorns explains the forgotten histories behind her family’s written, typed, and laminated recipe for Cornish pasties.
Ulrike Wöhr Greenham unpacks this photo of Hiro Sumpter, and what it reveals about the politics of race and ethnicity at the Royal Air Force Greenham Common airbase in Berkshire, UK.
The Palestinian History Tapestry aims to tell and preserve the story of the Palestinian people, their livelihoods and traditions, and their struggle under colonial rule and Israeli occupation.
Elena Carter, a project archivist at the Wellcome Library, reflects on her work on the Medact Archive, a collection of materials relating to anti-nuclear campaigning by medical practitioners.
The London Policeman songsheet, the Miner’s Strike and the Battle of Orgreave by Catherine Robins from the Working Class Movement Library
The Indian election has seen a re-invention of the country’s most politically iconic headwear.