Amid an increasingly politicised discussion about the teaching of history in schools, History Workshop Online offers three perspectives on the current debate.
The Cleveland Street Workhouse, near London’s British Telecom Tower, has recently been the focus of a well-organised campaign against proposals to demolish the building and make way for a new development consisting of housing, offices and shops.
Where do you go to find out if there are standing buildings and monuments linked to social movements in England? How do you find out about the traces left in the environment by social changes in the past? English Heritage has resources that can illuminate many under-represented histories at local or national level.
Across South Asia, there are isolated communities of African origin – often disadvantaged and with only tenuous links to the continent of their forbears. Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, a London-based researcher, explains how her interest in these communities was first aroused, and how diverse patterns of migration still shape the situation of people widely known today as ‘Sidis.
A day workshop at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield on Friday 1st July 2011
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.