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Local history enthusiasts: English county historical societies since the nineteenth century

Alan Kidd

in People, Places and Identities: Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719090356
eISBN:
9781526124081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090356.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Alan Kidd explores the cultural sphere of amateur local historians and the associational culture of the local historical societies, from their origins in the eighteenth and nineteenth-centuries to ... More


Semini and his progeny: the construction of Antwerp’s antique past1

Edward Wouk

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Semini is one of several names for a small Gallo-Roman sculpture that was installed above the gate of Antwerp’s Vieux-Bourg sometime in the fourteenth century.  Little is known of the early history ... More


Local Roots/Global Routes: Slavery, Memory and Identity in Hackney

Katie Donington

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses a local lens to challenge, nuance and expand the national narrative of Britain’s involvement with both slavery and abolition. Based on research undertaken as part of a public ... More


Traces and Spaces: Jews and/in the City of Edinburgh

Hannah Holtschneider

in Jewish Orthodoxy in Scotland: Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452595
eISBN:
9781474476553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter relates the discussions of the previous three chapters to the present-day geography of the city of Edinburgh. Memories of early- to mid-twentieth century Jewish life in the Scottish ... More


‘That link must be preserved, but there are other problems’1: the British Labour Party and Derry, 1942–62

Máirtín Ó Catháin

in The British Labour Party and Twentieth-Century Ireland: The cause of Ireland, the cause of Labour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096013
eISBN:
9781526103963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096013.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter considers the British Labour Party’s connections with Derry, a town whose political, social and economic conditions would grab the world’s attention in 1968 and 1969, catapulting the ... More


A local Renaissance: Florentine Quattrocento palaces and all’antica styles1

Richard Schofield

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

Florence is a city which demonstrates the power of Local Renaissance traditions and how they could delay the introduction of all’antica architecture. Authoritative medieval communal buildings, ... More


Zouping in Historical Perspective

Guy Alitto

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter discusses the complicated historical background of Zouping County, Shandong Province, China. It shows how historical factors influenced subsequent social, economic and political events ... More


Epilogue

Hannah Holtschneider

in Jewish Orthodoxy in Scotland: Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches and Religious Leadership

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452595
eISBN:
9781474476553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452595.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The book concludes by articulating the significance of the attention to local history for our study of national and international themes of migration. Complementing works which address the lives of ... More


‘The Whole of This Coast Is Composed of Ruins’: Thomas Webster’s Fieldwork on the Isle of Wight

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Thomas Webster, the first ‘professional geologist’, published his earliest geological observations by commission in Sir Henry Englefield’s Description of the Isle of Wight (1816), a work concerned as ... More


Introduction: The Discourse of Landscape, Balkh and its History

Arezou Azad

in Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan: Revisiting the Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687053
eISBN:
9780191766954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687053.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, World Religions

The introduction contextualizes the book within relevant historical fields, such as ‘place studies’. It expounds on the pros and cons of focusing on one city in order to understand the history of a ... More


Introduction: On Place and Plate

Bernard L. Herman

in A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469653471
eISBN:
9781469653495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653471.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This is a book about the taste of place and the styles and stories of cooking that define it. It is a book about how people talk about their lives and their histories through the stories that flow ... More


‘Reflecting Through Images’: The Documentaries of Mercedes Álvarez

Linda Ehrlich

in Female Agency and Documentary Strategies: Subjectivities, Identity and Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419475
eISBN:
9781474444699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419475.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The author studies Mercedes Álvarez’ hybrid form of the essay film format, and her outright attempt to preserve the collective memory of certain places, through her films. According to the author, ... More


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