In this lecture, Professor Fowler addresses the origins and impacts of Britain’s current culture war. She considers how those working on British colonial history – students, activists, academics, museum and heritage professionals – can respond effectively to these fraught public discussions. Her talk will draw on her public history work on the project ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’ and her forthcoming book, The Countryside: Ten Walks Through Colonial Britain (Penguin Allen Lane, 2023).
This event is free to attend, but advance booking is essential.
Archaeologist-led tour of the Park exploring the history of the Park site from the Neolithic to the present-day.
Join writer and Groundbreakers contributor Dr Jonathan Gardner for a walking tour of the Park that takes in some of its lesser known archaeology and history from the Neolithic to the present-day. Challenging the idea that this place was simply an ‘industrial wasteland’ before the Games came, the tour takes in sites of both the recent and distant past to reflect on how ten years of Olympic and Paralympic legacy compare with what happened here decades, centuries, or millennia previously. The tour will last around two hours and incorporates highlights from the Groundbreakers trail including the site of a Bronze Age Village, lost rivers, a Cold War Civil Defence training village and many more.
Living Maps Network online discussion on the history, archaeology, and ethnography of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site. Join archaeologist Dr Jonny Gardner, ethnographer Professor Phil Cohen and public historian Dr Toby Butler who will be discussing five years of research and activities that went into the process of creating a new online map and guidebook to the history of the Park site (www.livingmaps.org/groundbreakers).
The distinguished colleagues who deliver these lectures are usually the School's guests for several days, during which time they deliver seminars, advise PhD students and spend quality time with members of the School.
This digital series is organised by the Mile End Institute and available to view online.
Listen in to the Mile End Institute podcast series in which we bring together politicians, commentators, academics, students, and members of the public to discuss and debate the major challenges facing the country in a fast-moving and ever-changing world.
Hidden Histories sees QMUL PhD student Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures, as she and some of our finest historians scramble through the actual spaces where history happened. Whether she's visiting the whorehouses of Covent Garden, or retracing the steps of the Peasants Revolt, Helen and her guests are a delightful guide to the hidden histories that lie just off the beaten track. Listen to her conversations with AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinkers here.
This digital series, hosted by the Leo Baeck Institute, gives you an insight into the Institute's collection of rare books, historical pamphlets and documents.
A Mile End Institute YouTube series on global health security and pandemics, presented by Professor Sophie Harman (QMUL). Watch here.
The Mile End Institute's series on the 'Future of British Democracy' explores reform of the civil service, the role of the judiciary and judicial review, corruption, and the role of the House of Lords. Join here.