Jo Caruth of RESCUE, the British Archaeological Trust, writes about why anyone with an interest in history should be concerned about the long-term impact of cuts to local government archaeological services
Tag: public history
Working men’s clubs have a long past, but do they have a future? As June 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Working Men’s Club and Institute Union, Ruth Cherrington considers their importance to local economies and communities
Kentish Town Castlehaven ward, London – Labour Party newsletter from 1984, requesting support for mining families
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
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.
Reactions to news that history and other arts and humanities subjects are to be axed at the London Metropolitan University (formerly the University of North London and Polytechnic of North London), after having been taught there for over 50 years.
Amid an increasingly politicised discussion about the teaching of history in schools, History Workshop Online offers three perspectives on the current debate.
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.