Local history is a powerful tool that contributes to place making and construction of identity.
Tag: public history
Filmmaker Enrica Colusso explores regeneration and community at south London’s now demolished Heygate Estate in her film Home Sweet Home and interactive multimedia project Ghost Town.
How can radical histories be shared with people from all walks of life, and how can they be made more accessible and both involve and reach radical communities?
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the socialist historian Raphael Samuel, and the 40th anniversary of the journal he helped found, History Workshop Journal.
On Thursday 12th May 2016, the Mass Observation Archive is repeating this call for people from across the country, including readers of History Workshop Online, to submit an account of their day to the Archive.
Ann Summers writes a powerful short essay on the moral origins and functions of the modern state, and the need for historians to defend them.
The Eurosceptic clarion call recently issued by ‘Historians for Britain’ prompts Markus Daechsel of Royal Holloway to question the authority with which historians engage in current political debate.
On the 70th anniversary of one of the last major World War II bombing raids on Dresden, Alex Clarkson argues that the origins of the recent upswing in racist social movements can be found not in simplistic explanations of the return of wartime Nazism, but instead by tracking the particular social and economic climate of post-reunification Germany, and poor Saxony in particular.
This month’s HWO feature reminds us that the history of HIV and AIDS is contentious, and to understand what is happening to the history of HIV now, we need to continue to think about the politics of our contemporary world, who gets to produce representations of the past and whose stories enter our public consciousness.
How can historians respond to national disasters? To mark the third anniversary of the 3.11 disaster in Japan, History Workshop Online asked Nick Kapur and John Morris to write about two projects that they have been centrally involved in.