Organise! Organise! Organise!

Conference Review: Organise! Organise! Organise! Collective Action, Associational Culture and the Politics of Organisation in the British Isles, c.1790-1914, 20-21 July 2023 Dr Dave Steele, University of Warwick @dr_davesteele This conference was supported by a Social History Society Small Grant. It was also supported by the British Agricultural History Society,  the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, … Continued

‘Always at Work’: Oh to be a Post Office Horse?

Image of post office cart

Natasha Preger, King’s College London We are delighted to share this blog, which was runner up in the 2022 SHS Postgraduate Prize. You can read the announcement here. He begins his week’s work at four o’clock on Sunday afternoon; he ends it at half-past ten on Sunday morning; and at any time during that … Continued

Get your skates on: the Victorian roller revolution

Kate Brooks, Bath Spa University Our local parks and beauty spots may be busy during lockdown, but if you are a cool teenager who knows what TikTok is, you will probably be at a nearby  carpark – and on wheels. Since the first lockdown, TikTok and Instagram frequently feature roller skaters, wearing the more … Continued