History Workshop is a digital magazine of radical history. It has recently revamped its website. It provides free access to online image of radical digital images. It also provides access to short informative podcasts (currently featuring Corinne Fowler from the School of Museum Studies) discussing radical history topics. Some articles are available online free.
Vanishing Empire A tour of city of London developed by London Arts and Humanities Partnership research student Hardeep Dhindsa as part of a placement at Bishopsgate Institute which explores and traces the legacy of the British Empire and colonialism in the streets and architecture of the centre of London. Download the self guided map to learn […]
The Indian Women and War (1939-1945) project was created by Believe in Me CIC with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is working with young people to explore the impact of the Second World War on Indian women. It aims to make visible their contribution to the war effort. The website includes videos, booklets […]
A new mapping on the Layers of London site which has been curated by the Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative It provides a key mapping of areas of London which are of significance to the history of Muslims in London. It includes biographies of key figures. Only contains 6 entries at the time of blogging.
From the LSE Archives, this collection comprises documents about or created by people or organisations that have a relationship to the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.The site includes online exhibitions, biographies of key staff and student figures uncovered and links to primary source documents relating to them. […]
BL Medieval manuscripts has now digitised documents relating to the trial of Joan of Arc. They comprise two manuscripts Egerton MS 984 https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Egerton_MS_984 a second trial held after the appeal of her mother Stowe MS 84 https://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Stowe_MS_84 This twitter thread provides expert commentary
Available via the London Picture archive this great image of Civitas Londinium, also known as the Woodcut Map of London, c1561-1570. This edition published c1633, sheet 8, shows ships on the river and if you zoom in the bull and bear baiting rings.
Created by Smithsonian and The National Museum of African American History and Culture.The website states that ‘Congress created the Freedmen’s Bureau after the Civil War to assist in the political and social reconstruction of post-war Southern states and to help formerly enslaved African Americans transition from slavery to freedom and citizenship. From 1865 to 1872, the […]
A teaching resource from Box of Broadcasts aimed at increasing the employability of students from a number of degrees, including management and History. Topics covered include spotting opportunity, marketing, corporate social responsibility, product diversification and customer loyalty. Three sectors are examined: fashion and beauty, food and drink and IT.
Exhibitions at The Mixed Museum A digital museum which records and explores history of ethnic and inter-racial mixing in the UK. It has a timeline of the history of ‘mixing’ and also includes a growing number of on line exhibitions with photographs and texts. One exhibition, curated by Professor Lucy Bland, is based on her […]