The publication of a telling literary depiction of the most bitter period in Kashmir’s insurgency twenty years ago prompts Andrew Whitehead to consider the value to historians of fictional accounts of conflict.
A commemorative plate, which sold in 1907 to mark the centenary of the Primitive Methodist Connection.
As news websites try to make sense of what some describe as the ‘Arab spring’, ever more inventive maps are appearing online. History Workshop Journal editor Felix Driver has been mapping the maps.
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.
A card token illustrating one of the more noble chapters in British radicalism. During the Spanish Civil War, supporters of the Republican side raised money to help ease the hardship faced by civilians living in areas largely under siege from Franco’s forces.
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.