What can eighteenth-century ceramics tell us about empire? Elisabeth Grass examines how fine china tea cups and saucers became fashionable commodities that represent some of the many ways in which empire appeared, and was normalised, in British homes.
Tag: material culture
How do we determine whether an object is radical? Ruth Mather on the Farmer’s Arms jug at the People’s History Museum.
Anna Maria Radcliffe created a bed sheet that functioned as an instrument of personal and communal memory, and as an agent of religious and political resistance.
Memorials marking the graves and celebrating the sacrifices of the Restoration martyrs can be read as political texts.
The pacifist handkerchief invites reflections on contested memories in modern Japanese history.