As debate about Obeah – spiritual and healing practices – erupts in Jamaica, Diana Paton argues that laws against obeah have historically worked to uphold colonial power and to harass poor people.
‘Family history lends a different perspective’. Family historian Janet Coles on tracing her Huguenot refugee ancestry.
How do we determine whether an object is radical? Ruth Mather on the Farmer’s Arms jug at the People’s History Museum.
In 1534, Martin Luther combined radical theology with revolutionary technology to publish the first vernacular translation of the Old and New Testament. It was a seminal moment in development of the Protestant Reformation, print culture, and the German language.
The deadline of 30th June to register for the Oral History Society annual conference at Leeds Trinity University is fast approaching.
All proposals for oral history-based contributions, including papers, panels, presentations, workshops, posters and displays should be submitted by 16th December 2016 to OHSConf2017@ohs.org.uk
The British Museum reading room opened in 1857 and was, until recently, the main reading room of the British Library. Phil Cohen gives a moving and at times very funny account of how his life as a (sometime) shoplifter, Situationist, squatter and sociologist has been deeply entwined with the British Library Reading Room and the surrounding London streets.