In July 1840 a convention of twenty-three delegates met at the Griffin Inn, Great Ancoats Street, Manchester. Elected by Chartist bodies from across Britain, their purpose was to put together a plan for reorganising the movement following a year of repression, in which much of their leadership had been imprisoned, transported, or forced into exile. On July 20 the delegates agreed a plan for a permanent organisation of all the Chartist groups across the country within ‘one Society to be Called “The National Charter Association of Great Britain”’. With this they made history: the formation of the first working-class, mass-member political party in the world.
History Workshop Journal (HWJ) and History Workshop Online (HWO) are seeking to appoint one Editorial Fellow in the academic year 2020-21. This paid fellowship is intended to support early career scholars to develop their expertise in public, radical, and digital history and to gain valuable experience as working as part […]
COVID-19 is not an equal opportunity disease. Even as politicians, managers, and UN officials give us pep talks about how we’re all in this together, segments of our society are having vastly different experiences of this pandemic.
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.
As the film ‘Misbehaviour’ launches this week, Poppy Sebag-Montefiore speaks to women’s liberationist and flour-bomber of the Miss World contest, Sally Alexander (played by Kiera Knightly), about history, psychoanalysis and collectivity.
As an object, the dental dam awkwardly straddles the history of AIDS activism and queer sexuality, acting as an assertion that sex doesn’t require the presence of a penis to be real sex, while acknowledging simultaneously that such sex still carries risks. The dental dam was deployed as an object for sexual use in an attempt to abate the risk of HIV transmission, but its questionable efficacy as a barrier against the virus has reduced it, for some at least, to a latex relic of historical fears.
This conference will explore, analyse, and debate the ways in which morality and ideas of social and economic progress have been entwined in the past and resonate today. Morality and its relationship to economic behaviour has long fascinated historians and social scientists, as evidenced in works of classical political economy through to the study of social movements and political activism.