Colonialism and the streets of London
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on January 27, 2023
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 […]
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Diversity of Muslim heritage trail
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on December 16, 2022
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.
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Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on December 5, 2022
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.
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Exhibition: Suffragettes and other feminists
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on March 14, 2022
A Stone’s Throw from Westminster, Suffragettes and other Feminists inCamden, is now available online. https://www.camden.gov.uk/local-history-exhibitions-and-events#pxiv It comprises a PDF of all the exhibition boards along with their images. These were originally shown in libraries in 2018. It includes coverage of the census boycott of 1911 and other suffrage activities with the focus on people and events in […]
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Do you earn enough money to live in London?
Posted by Andrew Dunn in Social Sciences and Humanities Librarians’ Blog on October 23, 2015
Try out this calculator from the Trust for London which calculates levels of basic income for different types of households. According to research from Loughborough University one third of Londoners currently fall below this level. The website enables you to download the full report to investigate this further. London’s Poverty Profile 2015 has also just […]
Posted in Economics, Finance, Management, Sociology, Work and Employment | Tagged Housing, London, Poverty, United Kingdom | Leave a response