other radical history groups, libraries and archive, and other people we
feel we share some common ground with
just the start of a list, based initially around groups or sites located
around or dealing with 'historical matters', and either linking them with
activist or subversive goings on today, or with some form of 'radical' perspective...
plus other folk we like. We don't agree on everything with everyone listed
here, but interesting materials and ideas can be found there. Let us know
if you'd like to be added to the list...
Radical History Group
The guvnors... Mixing history, ideas and downright riotousness: where others fear to tread.
History Network of North East London
c/o PO Box 45155 , London , N15 4WR
Excellent day to day diary listing radical events and anniversaries for every day of the year from England's North East, as well as walking tours and videos...
Longrunning anarchist history archive and publishers.
BM Box Hurricane, London WC1N 3XX
and Notts Radical History Group
A great local group... have recently published 'To the Castle!', a cracking book on the 1831 Reform Riots in Nottingham. http://peopleshistreh.wordpress.com/
They are linked to the Sparrows Nest Library & Archive
Resources for anarchist education and history , part of a Notts Centre for anarchist culture and education. Write to: Box AF, The Sumac Centre, 245, Gladstone St, Nottingham, NG7 6HX.
Legendary blog coming out of South London: music, rebel history, politics...
is made at night
The politics of dancing and musicking
End History Walks
Historical walks in London's East End, concentrating on migrant communities and radical movements that they created. Run regular 'Radical Jewish East End' and 'Anti-Fascist Footprints' walks.
Anarchist Social Centre, with bookshop, squat info, records, zines, book exchange. Has a massive archive of anarchist, feminist, and other radical printed materials going back decades.
Class Movement Library
A collection of working class and labour movement history going back 250 years.
51, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX
Socialist and Labour history from a marxist and 'broadly left' perspective. Formerly the Communist Party History Group, though now independent of all parties.
The Secretary, SHS, 50 Elmfield Road, Balham, London SW17 8AL
Remembering and reflecting on the 'Battle of Lewisham' in August 1977, when a mobilisation by the far-right National Front in South East London was met by mass opposition.
Commemorating the life of Brixton black rebel Olive Morris and linking her memory to wider historical currents in the 1960s-70s: black power, feminism, squatting and more...
c/o Lambeth Women's project, 166a Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9TQ
Magazine/website of organisation promoting grassroots arts & culture on Merseyside" site features their brill 'Merseyside Resistance Calendar'.
Catalyst Creative Media, 1st Floor, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool. L1 4HY
A weekly radio show that explores London through it's art, literature, film, music, history, culture, myths and legends.
Remembering and honouring the Luddite struggle of 1811-12, and strengthening the contemporary technology politics movement, by discussing the lessons that the Luddite uprising can teach us.
Whose regeneration? Regeneration and Gentrification in Southwark, South London.
Chartism, the Chartist movement and the People's Charter: Chartist history resourcs for family historians, social historians and political historians.
A site dedicated to songs about London. As simple as that. The only rules are that the songs must be brilliant and that the blindingly obvious numbers are excluded.
The Radical History of Hackney
An archive of radical publications, scanned in when time allows, relating to the rebellious history of one of London's most troublesome, uppity and generally insurgent boroughs.
Hackney Housing History Project
An oral history project connecting up past and present housing campaigns and experiences in Hackney...
A great Australian blog on the life of Chartist rebel William Cuffay, who was transported for plotting revolution in 1848 but continued his radical activities down under.
York's Alternative History
A new site from a newish group, hoing to create a space where York's histories of activism, protest and radicalism can be shared and debated. "A history developed by all of us."
A fascinating blog which has set out to investigate the old no-go area of London known as Alsatia, and other similar ‘outlaw’ areas, their history, context and meanings.
An independent publisher of radical history, working class history, history from below.
Online incarnation of veteran radical history network.
March is Women's History Month... Rejecting the male-centric view of history with events, discussions and more from a feminist perspective.
...whereas these folk have nominated May as People's History Month, focussing on English popular history... the website is really embryonic, there are many things which are not on there yet. So please be patient, and suggestions and participation are welcome.
The recently reborn UK network of radical bookshops and other outlets for radical publications.
History Research Group
Studying and celebrating historical atheists, anti-religious campaigners and freethinking secularists.
A netowrk of groups and individuals interested in, and engaged in discussing and investigating, radical history in the North of England.
Regular discussions in Salford on working class history and its links with contemporary political issues facing working people in Tory Britain.
Red Flag Walks
Taking radical history into the streets of Manchester
Recording the history of Alternative Theatre, 1968 -88, through interviews and the collecting of archive material.
Funky anarchist website with lots of Glasgow's great rebellious history.
LGBT history Blog
An occasional blog of our activities for theL esbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Project.
See Red Women's
Covering the history of a groundbreaking feminist silk-screen poster collective working in London, 1974-1990