Welcome to PORT

This post has kindly been written for us by Dr Matthew Phillpott, SAS-Space Manager and SAS Digital Project Officer. For those of you who have been using the Institute of Historical Research’s online research training platform, History SPOT you will have noticed a...

IHR History Spot migration

History Spot has been a much-used and well-liked tool in the two-and-a-half years of its existence and has provided access to training materials and hundreds of podcasts and seminars to thousands of researchers throughout the UK and the world. Now, though, it has...

Pick’s posters and progress: a design strategy for the Underground

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Oliver Green Pick’s posters and progress: a design strategy for the Underground   Abstract: In the early decades of the 20th century the London Underground was transformed from being simply a...

Movement, Vision, Underground

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Marko Jobst Movement, Vision, Underground Abstract: This paper looks at the history of vision in architectural modernity and its failed acknowledgement of the London Underground. While there...

Training Up the Escalated Body

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Richard Hornsey Training Up the Escalated Body Abstract: During the 1920s and 30s, as the Underground network expanded outwards and passenger numbers increased, Tube stations were designed (or...

Notes from the Underground: Seamus Heaney’s ‘District and Circle’

Going Underground: Travel Beneath the Metropolis 1863-2013 17 January 2013 Tom Herron Notes from the Underground: Seamus Heaney’s ‘District and Circle’   Abstract: When we think of Seamus Heaney we tend to turn to the landscapes of his native Co. Derry, to the anxious...