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Dangerous Amusements: Leisure, the young working class and urban space, c.1870-1939 (2022)
Book
Harrison, L. (2022). Dangerous Amusements: Leisure, the young working class and urban space, c.1870-1939. Manchester: Manchester University Press

In neighbourhoods and public spaces across Britain, young working people walked out together, congregated in the streets, and paraded up and down on the 'monkey parades'. The beginnings of a distinct youth culture can be traced to the late nineteenth... Read More about Dangerous Amusements: Leisure, the young working class and urban space, c.1870-1939.

The Colston Statue: What next? ‘We are Bristol’ History commission - Visual short report (2022)
Report
Cole, T., Birch-Brown, J., Sobers, S., Tinknell, E., Poole, S., Burton, E., & Costley, N. (2022). The Colston Statue: What next? ‘We are Bristol’ History commission - Visual short report. Bristol: Bristol City Council

This version of the report contains images and presents the findings of the research in an accessable format. In the summer of 2021, the ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission consulted with the public about the future of the Colston statue and the C... Read More about The Colston Statue: What next? ‘We are Bristol’ History commission - Visual short report.

The Colston Statue: What Next? ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission - Full Report (2022)
Report
Cole, T., Burch-Brown, J., Sobers, S., Burton, E., Tinknell, E., Costley, N., & Poole, S. (2022). The Colston Statue: What Next? ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission - Full Report. Bristol: Bristol City Council

In the summer of 2021, the ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission consulted with the public about the future of the Colston statue and the Colston plinth. People had a chance to see the statue and learn about its history in a temporary display at the M... Read More about The Colston Statue: What Next? ‘We are Bristol’ History Commission - Full Report.

“Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918 (2021)
Book Chapter
Fedorowich, K., & Booth, C. (2021). “Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918. In D. E. Delaney, M. Frost, & A. L. Brown (Eds.), Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in the Two World Wars (72-85). Cornell University Press

One issue that migration historians have ignored as a fruitful field of endeavour is the experience of thousands of British-born migrants who either came back to the United Kingdom to enlist in British regiments or enlisted in the respective dominion... Read More about “Returning Home to Fight:” Bristolians in the Dominion Armies, 1914-1918.

4 ‘The instinct for hero worship works blindly’: English radical democrats and the problem of memorialization (2020)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (2020). 4 ‘The instinct for hero worship works blindly’: English radical democrats and the problem of memorialization. Patterns of Prejudice, 54(5), 503-512. https://doi.org/10.1080/0031322X.2021.1942402

Poole’s essay explores a number of historical precedents for today’s debates concerning statuary memorialization. Early-nineteenth-century radicals shared many of the same discussions and tactics that feature in modern controversies over memorial sta... Read More about 4 ‘The instinct for hero worship works blindly’: English radical democrats and the problem of memorialization.

The “Sawdust Fusiliers": The Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon, 1916-19 (2020)
Journal Article
Fedorowich, K. (2020). The “Sawdust Fusiliers": The Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon, 1916-19. Histoire Sociale / Social History, 53(109), 519-544. https://doi.org/10.1353/his.2020.0030

In April 1916, the first battalion of Canadian lumberjacks arrived in England to initiate large-scale forestry operations. The remarkable achievements of the men of the Canadian Forestry Corps—who would number almost 32,000 by November 1918—are littl... Read More about The “Sawdust Fusiliers": The Canadian Forestry Corps in Devon, 1916-19.

More than Horrible Histories: Engaging the public with criminal justice past and present (2019)
Presentation / Conference
(2019, November). More than Horrible Histories: Engaging the public with criminal justice past and present. Paper presented at Twelfth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Muntref, Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina

In 2018 Dorset Shire Hall, an eighteenth-century courthouse, opened as a museum dedicated to the development of the criminal law, and as a centre for public engagement with notions of justice and injustice, past and present. As an academic historian,... Read More about More than Horrible Histories: Engaging the public with criminal justice past and present.

"Some examples should be made": Prosecuting reform bill rioters in 1831-32 (2018)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2018). "Some examples should be made": Prosecuting reform bill rioters in 1831-32. In M. T. Davis, E. Macleod, & G. Pentland (Eds.), Political Trials in an Age of Revolutions: Britain and the North Atlantic, 1793—1848 (237-263). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98959-4_10

Following the House of Lords’ rejection of the parliamentary Reform Bill in the autumn of 1831, severe rioting broke out in a number of English towns. In the judicial retribution that followed, some 259 people were prosecuted, seven of them hanged an... Read More about "Some examples should be made": Prosecuting reform bill rioters in 1831-32.

Prosecution, precedence and official memory: Judicial responses and perceptions of Swing in Norfolk (2018)
Book Chapter
Wallis, R. (2018). Prosecution, precedence and official memory: Judicial responses and perceptions of Swing in Norfolk. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), Remembering Protest in Britain since 1500: Memory, Materiality and the Landscape (159-185). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_7

This chapter offers a different perspective on the themes of the politics of memory and contested meanings of protest. It considers the perceptions and responses of the authorities to social unrest, and their role in shaping subsequent understandings... Read More about Prosecution, precedence and official memory: Judicial responses and perceptions of Swing in Norfolk.

The politics of 'protest heritage', 1790-1850 (2018)
Book Chapter
Poole, S. (2018). The politics of 'protest heritage', 1790-1850. In C. J. Griffin, & B. McDonagh (Eds.), In Remembering Protest in Britain Since 1500: Memory, Materiality and Landscape (187-213). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74243-4_8

Acts and marks of commemoration, from anniversary dinners to monuments and statues, were vital components in the production of English democratic culture in the ‘age of revolutions’. But strategies for remembering were not always consensual and refor... Read More about The politics of 'protest heritage', 1790-1850.

Bristol from Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City (2017)
Book
Poole, S., & Rogers, N. (2017). Bristol from Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer

Bristol from Below captures the substance and scale of popular politics and protest in Bristol over the course of the long eighteenth century. It charts the lives of ordinary Bristolians in the making of their city and devotes particular attention to... Read More about Bristol from Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City.

Ghosts in the Garden: locative gameplay and historical interpretation from below (2017)
Journal Article
Poole, S. (2018). Ghosts in the Garden: locative gameplay and historical interpretation from below. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 24(3), 300-314. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2017.1347887

© 2017 Steve Poole. Published with licence by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The heritage industry now makes extensive use of digital audioguides and similar interpretation tools to reach new audiences but many remain rooted... Read More about Ghosts in the Garden: locative gameplay and historical interpretation from below.