From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

From Archive to Stage: Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London

Alison Skilbeck in Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London (Image: M. Shaw) By Matt ShawA woman waits on stage as the audience enter. She is asleep, wrapped in a fur-trimmed coat. As we settle, the performer awakes to the crackle of radio news. She is disturbed by a dream, by...
Can a short life be a good life? Brevity in historical biography

Can a short life be a good life? Brevity in historical biography

By Philip Carter ‘Flash Histories’, a recent symposium at the University of Bristol, brought together historians, creative writers and heritage professionals to explore short-form history writing. Topics included history as poetry, museum labelling,...
Women and Peace: Pat Arrowsmith and Greenham Common

Women and Peace: Pat Arrowsmith and Greenham Common

In this three part series, Amy Todd explores the lives and work of key figures within peace activist networks in the UK. Each blog will tell the story of an activist contextualised within a key time for the women’s peace movement. The series will explore the...
Women and Peace: Helen Crawfurd

Women and Peace: Helen Crawfurd

In this three part series, Amy Todd will explore the lives and work of key figures within peace activist networks in the UK. Each blog will tell the story of an activist contextualised within a key time for the women’s peace movement. The series will explore the...
Women and Peace: Hannah Priscilla Peckover

Women and Peace: Hannah Priscilla Peckover

In this three part series, Amy Todd explores the lives and work of key figures within peace activist networks in the UK. Each blog will tell the story of an activist contextualised within a key time for the women’s peace movement. The series will explore the...