Robert Darnton’s Panizzi lectures at the British Library will provide a detailed account of how censorship operated under three authoritarian regimes, Bourbon France in the eighteenth century, British India in the nineteenth century, and Communist East Germany in the twentieth century. The discussion of those lectures, or at least the first two of them, in… Continue reading #PoTW – Censorship: Case Studies and Conflicting Interpretations
From famine to feast, from grain riots to TV cookery programmes, dieting to domesticity, food features in almost every aspect of human societies since prehistoric times. At its annual summer conference in 2013 the Institute of Historical Research aims to showcase the best of current scholarly writing, research and debate on the subject.
As a growing metropolis, London is in the middle of a severe housing crisis, widely evidenced in the press and featuring in political debates. The problem of creating adequate homes for a growing demand is not new. The Centre for Metropolitan History (IHR), in association with the Survey of London (English Heritage) and the Urban… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Mobilising London’s housing histories: the provision of homes since 1850