“Our history teachers readied us for this dumb sh*t”: public history and the political present

This blog has been reposted with the permission of the author, Dr Alix Green. The original post can be found here. If ever we need historians, it’s now. Niall Ferguson has recently urged the President to convene a Council of Historians for the ‘United States of Amnesia’. It seems unlikely that Trump would be interested … Continue reading “Our history teachers readied us for this dumb sh*t”: public history and the political present

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Public History and the British Extreme Right Seminar Report

How much do you know about or understand the politics, history and the beliefs of the extreme right in Britain? Is it important to know more and what social responsibilities would go hand in hand with this type of knowledge? These were questions I asked myself as we welcome Dr Paul Jackson, the most recent … Continue reading Public History and the British Extreme Right Seminar Report

Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History Seminar

Join us on 22nd February for our second seminar in the 'Difficult Pasts and Objects' series: Daniel Jones (Searchlight Archive, University of Northampton) 'Archiving the Extreme: Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History' The University of Northampton has a large holding of anti-fascist and far right material, based around their large Searchlight Archive, which has been … Continue reading Cataloguing Far-Right Hate and Public History Seminar