At the end of a long day of physical domestic work, Margaret Nagle, an Irish-born domestic servant living in 1860s New York, was finally able to sit down and compose a letter to her father John back home in County Cork. A few weeks later, John read the letter aloud […]
What does the heritage trail format offer to the communication of radical histories? Charlotte Tomlinson introduces the East End Women’s Museum’s (EEWM) Brilliant Women of Whitechapel, Bow and Barking Heritage Trail, which explores stories of ‘ordinary yet extraordinary’ women who have lived in East London.
On the 750th anniversary of its rebuilding, Fay Bound Alberti calls for engagement with the politics of commemoration at Westminster Abbey and makes the case that more women authors, playwrights and poets must be included at Poets’ Corner.
Listen to Yasmin Khan explore some of the most marginal and forgotten voices in British Second World War history, in her 2019 Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture on “Women on the Frontline of Empire”.
Book your tickets now for the Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture. This year, Yasmin Khan speaks on ‘Women On The Frontline Of Empire’: a feminist history of the Second World War – 7 March 2019 at Queen Mary University of London
In the last instalment in our History Workshop World Cup series, John Hughson explores England’s World Cup in the context of the “Swinging Sixties”, and the untold stories of the women around the England team.
Andrew Whitehead reveals how a women’s militia marked a moment of political empowerment as still unresolved conflict erupted in Kashmir at the end of empire.