What does an elegant, hand-written programme tell us about the harsh realities of emigration, and the colonisation of Australia in the nineteenth century? How does it exemplify the mindset of settlers, who assumed they needed to import their beliefs and culture including dance and music?
What does rap tell us of social change and conflict in the French Republic? Paroma Ghose explores how its themes reveal a socio-political conversation with the state.
Ian Gwinn on the ways the Stone Roses encountered an earlier generation of counterculture.
The mood on the streets of British cities before and after the epoch-changing rise of Rock Against Racism.
Alan Dein writes of his discovery of a ‘Topic Songbook’ from the 1950s, and its window into the Socialist century