A series of ‘in conversation’ events exploring the many historical perspectives through which we can view, and better understand, the current coronavirus pandemic.
Tag: public history
History Workshop Journal (HWJ) and History Workshop Online (HWO) are seeking to appoint one Editorial Fellow in the academic year 2020-21. This paid fellowship is intended to support early career scholars to develop their expertise in public, radical, and digital history and to gain valuable experience as working as part […]
Four years on from the Brexit Referendum, Christopher Kissane reflects on the Brexiteers’ abuses of history, and the challenges facing radical historians.
What can the British provincial press tell us about the way pandemics have historically been experienced at a local level? Andrew Jackson proposes that such coverage offers vital insights into community-led responses to global public health crises in 1918 and 2020.
How might historians and artists work together to explore the meanings of loss and grief? Laura King reflects on her work on the exhibition “Journey with Absent Friends”, chronicled in issue 89 of History Workshop Journal.
A new digital resource allowing users to explore former sites of Jewish memory in East London went online this week. On it you will find audio interviews, photographs, and essays about more than 70 sites (we hope to include more in future) that consistently appear in people’s recollections of Jewish East London. The memory map aims to create a lasting document of both the history and memory traces of the Jewish East End and attempts to bring the stories and memories of this rapidly vanishing landscape to new audiences.
What value do the lessons of the past have in shaping strategies for managing the COVID-19 outbreak? In this article, Guillaume Lachenal and Gaëtan Thomas argue that an over-reliance on the allure of ‘pandemic precedents’ needs to be replaced with an enhanced understanding of the capacity of present crises to resist historical interpretation.