Recycling and upcycling waste in the late medieval urban economy

Recycling and upcycling waste in the late medieval urban economy

By James Davis, Catherine Casson and John Lee Environment & History, essay no. 2 In the second part of our ‘Environment & History’ series, historians James Davis, Catherine Casson and John Lee share their research on the re-circulation of waste and...
Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

Ernő Goldfinger and a visit to 2 Willow Road, Hampstead

By Philip Carter As a survey of domestic experience, the IHR’s 2018 Winter Conference—‘Home: new histories of living’ (8-9 February)—ranges widely in its locations and forms of historical dwellings. At the same time, individual properties stand out. These include No....

The rise and fall of John Sperni, Mayor of St Pancras, 1937-1938

Metropolitan History16 January 2013Robin WoolvenThe rise and fall of John Sperni, Mayor of St Pancras, 1937-1938 John Sperni was mayor of the St Pancras municipal Borough during the 1930s.  He began life as an impoverished Italian immigrant, but slowly worked his...