Radical History Network of North East London

The Radical History Network (RaHN) is a blog that operates as a forum for radical history groups to publish reviews, reports and articles on various aspects of radical history, and advertise meetings and act as a discussion forum for those interested in radical history. It is broadly libertarian socialist in outlook.

South London Radical History Group/Past Tense

This is a very active history group with a publishing fraction called Past Tense. Titles include The Mayor of Garratt - mock elections in 18th century South London, Down with the Fences! - battles for the commons in South London and Nine Things That Aren't There: a manoeuvre around the Elephant and Castle.

The Long John Silver Trust

The Long John Silver Trust was formed in 2003 after Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island" was chosen for Britain's first "Great Reading Adventure". Initially the idea was to erect a statue of Bristol's own Long John Silver, but it developed into the creation of the Treasure Island Trail - a unique series of dockside sculptures and images that tell the whole book's story.

Avon Local History and Archaeology

Avon Local History and Archaeology Promoting local history in the Avon region and bringing together all those with an interest in it ALHA was founded in 1976 as an offshoot of a committee of the new County of Avon. Avon County has long since been abolished, but ALHA still flourishes as an independent organisation owing nothing to local or national government. ALHA flourishes because, whether politicians choose to incorporate it or not, the Avon region is an economic and social and historical […]

Why Radical History Matters

Stone Soup Cooperative - Ashland House 4637 N. Ashland Av A presentation and discussion emphasizing the importance and relevance of radical history using a diverse series of historical case studies linking new narratives and critiques with current struggles questioning previous generations of ‘radical history’ challenging established narratives uncovering hidden histories

Meet the Editor of Minor Compositions – Stevphen Shukaitis

Miscellaneous 2011
Minor Compositions is a research – theorizing – publishing project whose aim is to bring together, develop, and mutate forms of autonomist thought and practice, avant-garde aesthetics, and an everyday approach to politics. This draws a good deal of inspiration from history of militant research and workers’ inquiry, expanding it beyond inquiry into particular workplaces into a more general investigation of cultural labor, social reproduction, and the relationship between radical politics and […]

Prof. Preston and George Orwell: The varieties of historical investigation and experience

Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Radical History Zone 2011 Poster
A couple of years ago, at a gathering of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, Professor Paul Preston, describing George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, said: 'It is not a bad book but the trouble is, it is the only book many people read on the Spanish Civil War' or words to that effect. Pro. Preston suggested that 'Homage to Catalonia' was a book written about the Spanish War from the narrow perspective of someone who had only spent six or seven months involved in the conflict on a quiet […]