How 150 photographers used online communities to create a unique historical resource for the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. Typically faded, and dating anywhere from the late 1800s to the 1950s, these ‘ghostsigns’ represent local, commercial, social and artistic history
Tag: public history
Review of books published by Five Leaves related to the Battle of Cable Street, by Martin Spafford
A badge from the 1989/90 sold as part of demonstrations against the Poll Tax, with proceeds supporting the Kemptown anti-Poll Tax Union.
The article gives a brief history of Kennington Common, South London, and its enclosure, before tracing some parallels between reasons for its enclosure and anti-Occupy rhetoric.
The proliferation of websites, blogs and tweets is re-shaping the practice of history at large. This is a good place to reflect on the significance of these not-so-new electronic media for the ways in which people relate to the past.
Article by Luisa Passerini and Lance Thurner
More about ‘On the Move’, a Raphael Samuel History Centre initiative on youth and migration, hosted by the History Department at University College London and funded by an Innovation Seed Fund for outreach.