[PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT]
The hidden history of how the British people fought for a thousand years for freedom, justice and equality.
The People’s History Hub is a multi-media, educational resource that aims to make the lost radical history of the UK accessible via a range of online digital media including, audio, text, images and short 5-15 minute educational films.
in Arts & Media are developing this project with the Working Class Movement Library, trade union organisations such as the GFTU and academics at the Universities of Manchester and Wolverhampton and Ruskin College Oxford.
Inspired by AL Morton’s 1938 classic history, A People’s History of England, The People’s History Hub will include sho
rt ‘bitesize’ videos on individual subjects such as ‘The Suffragettes’, ‘Peterloo’, ‘Tolpuddle’ or ‘The Peasants Revolt’.
And it will also include collections of 5-15 minute videos grouped under single subject headings such as ‘The History of Parliament’, ‘The English Civil War’, ‘Democracy’, Trade Unions’, ‘Slavery’ etc.
The project is specifically targeted as an educational resource for 14-24 year olds but as it will be a free, open, online resource it would be available to millions in the UK and indeed across the globe.