Why a general pardon is good politics but bad history.
Tag: public history
Kit Heyam There are over 70 plaques in York, marking historically significant places from a Roman fortress (Bootham) to a minuscule street (Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate). While the original “blue plaque” scheme was started by English Heritage, any group may erect a plaque, marking spaces linked to people or events they consider worthy […]
Heike Bauer The Institute of Sexology at the Wellcome Trust is the first major exhibition in the UK dedicated to the history of sexology. Billed as a ‘candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts’, it seeks to capture the imagination of prospective audiences with the deliberately provocative invitation […]
Interviewed by Heike Bauer and Jana Funke Erwin J. Haeberle is the founder of two archives – the “Haeberle-Hirschfeld-Archive” and the “Archive for Sexology” – which between them constitute one of the most significant collections of sexological work and related materials available. Initially a literary scholar in the 1960s, Haeberle’s discovery of the […]
Andrea Rottmann “Making an Exhibition of Ourselves: Desiring Bodies, Practices and Histories” was the title of a panel sponsored by the Committee for LGBT History at this year’s American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in New York. One of thirteen panels dedicated to “Promiscuous Interdisciplinarity,” the issues that participants debated ranged […]
Sean Curran Just a decade ago, the idea of an exhibition addressing LGBT themes in a National Trust house would likely have been dismissed. Today, however, the Trust is desperately trying to eschew its reputation as a stuffy and conservative organisation that, as writer George Monbiot notes, regurgitates a ‘sanitised, tea-towel history’. […]
Jen Baker Last month it was announced that Charley the cat, hero of the ‘Charley Says’ British public information films in the 1970s and 80s, would return to television screens voiced by comedian David Walliams. Originally only six shorts were produced, each around a minute long, and used an unnamed boy and his […]