Jennifer Davis finds historical precedent for the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in Victorian era Kensington’s Jennings’ Buildings.
In this episode, activists and historians discuss the UK housing crisis in contemporary and historical perspective.
This article by Sarah Wise in the most recent issue of History Workshop Journal is freely available only for the month of April, 2017.
In ‘Fallen Women,’ an exhibition held at the Foundling Museum, curators attempted, rather ambitiously, to explore this depiction of fallen women in period art.
John Rennie writes about the East London History website, whose brief is to cover the history of the East End of London, from when the Romans arrived to the present day
London’s street markets have always ebbed and flowed, but a recent oral history-based film project has shown that challenges still continue
A short review of the life of A.M. Fernando, the first an Aboriginal Australian activist to present the Aboriginal cause directly to the European public in the 1920’s
Olympic legacies, the question of heritage and the Winning Words project at the Olympic Park in London’s East End
The 1911 Sidney Street siege in London marked a particular juncture in the history of British immigration, tying together Victorian concerns about the urban environment, along with modern fears surrounding immigration and the supposed impact of ‘foreign’ elements on British society
Duncan Barrett, co-author of the book, ‘The Sugar Girls’, writes about the women who worked at Tate & Lyle’s two factories in Silvertown, London, in the years following the Second World War, and methodologies in oral history