Anybody who lives in Sheffield will be more than conscious of its industrial past, a proud legacy that lives on in Sheffield’s architecture, street names and culture. Most will also be aware of the impact of
I have just been on short holiday in Andalusia, visiting Granada and Córdoba. While travelling through that beautiful landscape, I had with me Tariq Ali's novel Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree on the collapse of
This week, the University of Sheffield is hosting three History-related events as part of the In the City festival. Tonight, at St. George’s Church Lecture Theatre, John Grindrod will be talking about his new book
British air is too dirty, according to the EU. And Sheffield is one of the cities particularly affected. But who decides what is dirty? As a historian, I see norms of cleanliness shift over the centuries.
This year marks the anniversary of the docking of the merchant ship Empire Windrush at Tilbury in 1948. With a passenger list of British Subjects, most notably including 493 Jamaicans, Windrush has, in the intervening
University of Sheffield historians Catherine Fletcher and Andrew Heath talk about Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill flats, shortlisted for the 2013 Stirling Prize for architecture the results of which will be announced on 26 September. What