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Do you recall the 'Winter of Discontent'?

If so, please join us this coming Saturday at Leeds Central Library to share your memories of the 1978-79 ‘Winter of Discontent’, as a contribution to new academic research. 24 more words


Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck #BookReview

Today I have my thoughts on Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. It was a chance for me to take a dip into one of the classics, I had read quite a few of the classics a couple of years and never did quite get round to this one. 1,006 more words


Norwarra Credit Union – From Quill to Computer

Ben Woods, Assistant Archivist, Australian Mutuals History

We’ve written before on credit union and mutual banking histories as they are something we very much like to promote. 498 more words

Regarding the Future of History

The historians of the future will face problems which, if we don’t equip them with the right tools, they will struggle to tackle. Instead of struggling with patchy records, they will be sifting through masses of data looking for patterns and trends. 637 more words

Economic History

The Children of the 1891 Fancy Dress Ball: The Passavant Women

Of over 400 hundred costumes worn at the Leeds Juvenile Fancy Dress Ball in 1891, one in particular stood out from the rest. This was the costume of sixteen-year-old Miss Nora Passavant, who came dressed as ‘The Leeds Daily Papers’. 876 more words

Social History

MacGregor, Neil. A History of the World in 100 Objects.

NY: Viking, 2010.

My academic field is social history, which means I’m far more interested in the evolution of everyday life than I am in treaties and royal weddings and big battles, and I have a particular interest in what’s called “material history” — the study of things, mostly man-created. 251 more words