What’s Happening in Black British History? A Conversation

            By Dr Miranda Kaufmann There was a buzz at the Senate House headquarters of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) on 30 October, as at least one hundred people gathered in Chancellor’s Hall to spend the day discussing, ‘What’s Happening in Black British History?’ The event has since been described… Continue reading What’s Happening in Black British History? A Conversation

PoTW – Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality

A local history workshop organised by British Association for Local History (BALH) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. We are connected to the First World War through our family and community histories, and through the war’s impact on British and other societies. The war provided opportunities to go to… Continue reading PoTW – Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality

PoTW – Silk weavers, skill and migration in Britain and Eastern India during the eighteenth century – 31/01/14

The arrival of the Huguenots in Britain and their importance to the domestic silk industry is well known. The French refugees took with them new weaving skills, new designs, and a large workforce. As a result, the English silk industry was able to compete with France as a serious producer for the fashion market. This… Continue reading PoTW – Silk weavers, skill and migration in Britain and Eastern India during the eighteenth century – 31/01/14