It’s been a very busy semester, but I managed to fit in a few days at this year’s Australian Historical Association conference, which was held at the Australian National University in Canberra between 2-6 July. This year’s theme was “The Scale of History” and the conference itself was certainly on a massive scale, with a … More Australian Historical Association 2018
As a gift to myself for completing my PhD, I bought a collection of 1980s badges from eBay. They all came from one collector, whose interests mixed political activism and local heritage preservation in the Northamptonshire area. I rather like theming my lapels to what I’m reading or teaching on a particular day (or to … More Historical lapels: Milton Keynes edition
I have a long list of bookmarked eBay listings of Milton Keynes historical ephemera which I try to collect when funds allow. Most of my Milton Keynes postcards are unused, however this one I purchased for its photo montage of the Shopping Building had been used by a local resident. The Shopping Building opened in … More Milton Keynes ephemera: postcards from the 1980s
Milton Keynes Central Library is one of those institutions which reflects the generous public-spiritedness of early 1970s Milton Keynes – a publically funded organisation with a focus on building and serving their community, especially working class people and people on lower incomes. MK Library service has many local branches, however even when I lived in … More MK50 in Melbourne: a care package from Milton Keynes Central Library
I’ve had this domain parked for about five years, so now it’s time to do something with it. Consider this as a placeholder for more to come.