I wrote a blog for Turf Projects Croydon as part of the Croydon Borough of Culture programme, and I ran a workshop for local residents on landowning in Croydon.
I’ve written the entry for Croydon IKEA in the new Twentieth Century Society book of 100 Shops, published by Batsford Books, 2023. buy it here:
Slides from my plenary at the Political Organisation in Britain and Ireland in the Long Nineteenth Century conference, organised by Dr Naomi Lloyd-Jones, University of Durham, 20 July 2023 Durham 20 July 2023 by Katrina Navickas
Our Rural Modernism network has a new book out soon! New Lives New Landscapes Revisited: Rural Modernity in Britain is an edited collection of essays from a range of contributors. It returns to Nan Fairbrother’s classic 1970 text and considers the longer
Urban commons Anti-globalisation/environmental/anti-war protests Sources Operation Solstice documentary: https://youtu.be/rdztgEB5SlI Reclaim the Streets film: https://archive.org/details/ngv_lo_en_20041101_reclaim_the_streets_the_film Do or Die magazine issues 1-10: https://archive.org/details/DoOrDie08/Do%20Or%20Die%2001/ Sparrows Nest archive: https://archive.org/details/sparrowsnestlibrary?tab=collection Left.overs archive (incl May Day Rooms, Sparrows Nest): https://archive.leftove.rs/
I’ve been working on the idea of the park as an enclosed space, and had an idle thought about the introduction of rhododendrons to the UK in the 19th century. How does such a ubiquitous plant, which I always associate with Victorian
I was interviewed by Prof James Tilley for BBC Radio 4 Analysis programme, ‘What’s the point of street protest?’ on Monday 4 October. You can listen again here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001cpkk
Courtesy of Prof Laura Vaughan of UCL, with my own additions: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056449/2/Mapping-Society.pdf https://alondoninheritance.com/?s=limehouse Goad Fire Insurance Plans for the area – try https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Insurance_Plan_of_London_East_Vol._G;_sheet_2_(BL_152677).tiff, or one of the adjacent ones (see https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?search=goad+fire+insurance+plans+of+london+east&title=Special:MediaSearch&go=Go&type=image) Old maps portal: https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/Tower_Hamlets#bbox=-0.03921728991699221,51.5091398980077,-0.02888728991699216,51.51579463880361&q=&date_from=0&date_to=9999&scale_from=&scale_to= Layers of London – Tower Hamlets collection: https://www.layersoflondon.org/map/overlays/tower-hamlets?overlayGroups=eyJlbmFibGVkIjpbInRvd2VyLWhhbWxldHMiXX0%3D O’Day, R. and