The last fortnight has seen many statues associated with racism and colonialism torn down. When were they originally put up, and what can that tell about the history of whiteness and empire? Peter Hill explores.
How can historical fiction, and the heritage sites that it features, help us think differently about the past? Lucy Arnold steps into Worcester Cathedral to take a local look at Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall.
In 2017, three centuries of iron-making came to an end in Coalbrookdale, the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Now iron workers are writing their own history as the legacy of the foundry hangs in the balance.
‘The lifejacket is a symbol and a provocation’, Christopher Whitehead responds to Manchester Museum’s acquisition.
As statues spark controversy, Laura Leonard critically examines how white supremacists in Charlottesville, as well as critics of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign, have invoked heritage as a legitimising language.
‘Outing Octavia: Transforming Queer Heritage in Britain’: Goldsmiths Queer History Inaugural Lecture by Professor Alison Oram, 6pm, 2 November 2017, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths.