What can the British provincial press tell us about the way pandemics have historically been experienced at a local level? Andrew Jackson proposes that such coverage offers vital insights into community-led responses to global public health crises in 1918 and 2020.
Tag: public history
How might historians and artists work together to explore the meanings of loss and grief? Laura King reflects on her work on the exhibition “Journey with Absent Friends”, chronicled in issue 89 of History Workshop Journal.
A new digital resource allowing users to explore former sites of Jewish memory in East London went online this week. On it you will find audio interviews, photographs, and essays about more than 70 sites (we hope to include more in future) that consistently appear in people’s recollections of Jewish East London. The memory map aims to create a lasting document of both the history and memory traces of the Jewish East End and attempts to bring the stories and memories of this rapidly vanishing landscape to new audiences.
What value do the lessons of the past have in shaping strategies for managing the COVID-19 outbreak? In this article, Guillaume Lachenal and Gaëtan Thomas argue that an over-reliance on the allure of ‘pandemic precedents’ needs to be replaced with an enhanced understanding of the capacity of present crises to resist historical interpretation.
History Workshop Journal and History Workshop Online (HWO) are seeking to appoint one early career Editorial Fellow to assist in the running of the HWO website, social media channels and podcast.
What does the controversy about York’s commemorative plaque to Anne Lister suggest about the historical recovery of queer women’s identities? Anna Clark explores.
What is the role of space and place in the commemoration of Peterloo? Katrina Navickas explores the massacre’s legacy in the streets of Manchester.
What did Peterloo mean in an international context? Shirin Hirsch investigates the connections between Peterloo and a global struggle for freedom.
A record of suffering: curator Janette Martin examines a report published shortly after the Peterloo Massacre which memorialises the injuries and identities of the victims.
Birmingham’s once-vibrant suburb of Selly Oak provides a clear cut case study from very close to home of contemporary capitalism shattering a community in pursuit of profit.