John Morris, historian and member of the Board of Directors of Miyagi Shiryō Net asks, what can historians do in the face of overwhelming disaster?
Nick Kapur on the The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters, a project at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
Eli Zaretsky’s Desert Island Histories.
As the centenary approaches of the outbreak of the First World War, Simon Buck of Eastside Community Heritage invites support for a local initiative in London’s East End to remember the treatment meted out to the tens of thousands of German nationals living in Britain at that time
Sally-Ann Ashton on the evocative symbol of the black fist Afro comb
The birth certificate and birthday card of transgender activist, actress and fashion model, April Ashley, whose life is celebrated in an exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool until 21 September 2014
Deborah Cohen’s relentlessly compelling book Family Secrets unravels a complex and tangled history of how privacy, secrecy, and shame colluded and collided in the making of modern British family life