Author: Toby Butler

What is History For?

To mark the official launch of the History Workshop Online website, Jorma Kalela, the author of a new book entitled Making History. The Historian and Uses of the Past, gives his thoughts on how History Workshop ideals might be relevant in the 21st century.

Reading Room Only

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.