Monthly Archives: April 2013

What can history do? What does history mean to you? What does history mean to us? – Call for Contributions

The Feminist Archive South have funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a pamphlet that explores how feminist, women’s and other radical histories shape lives, understandings of social change, collective dreams, hopes, disappointments and imaginations. The pamphlet will be published for the end of the Ellen Malos’ Archives project in September 2013. It will be distributed […]

BBC Desert Island Discs Archive: Thompson, Hobsbawm and Others

In case you didn’t already know, the BBC have an online archive of past Desert Island Discs programmes. Amongst the 1,500 episodes you’ll find: E P Thompson (from 1991) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/48e09905#p0093yqd Eric Hobsbawm (from 1995) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/767c82de#p0093pss Richard Hoggart (from 1995) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/d6a86f6d#p0093p7j Stuart Hall (from 2000) http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/caed0ab9#p0094b6r There are plenty more in the archive too. And you can download and keep them forever!

Don’t mention the War: A Call out for a radical historical opposition to the plans for a commemoration of the start of World War One

DON’T MENTION THE WAR? A Call out for a radical historical opposition to the plans for a commemoration of the start of World War One from Past Tense, who are organising to oppose and/ or alternatively mark forthcoming centenary commemorations of the start of World War One next year, in 2014. See http://www.past-tense.org.uk/ for full details, contact them at pasttense [AT] alphabetthreat.co.uk

BBC Radio 3 Landmarks: The Making of the English Working Class

BBC Radio 3 programme, examining E. P. Thompson’s book The Making of the English Working Class, is now available to ‘listen again’ on-line at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rr8ng

Annual Chartism Day 2013- 29 June 2013, Sheffield

Annual Chartism Day, held at Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 29 June 2013. Full details at http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/9465