Topics include Victorian living conditions, interwar slum clearances, post-war council housing and the ‘flight to the suburbs’. The focus is on everyday experiences as we seek to understand the social meaning of house and home for Londoners from the 1870s to the 1960s. This is a Hands on History session led by Dr Michelle Johansen.
This course is for anyone with an interest in London history and/or the history of housing.
Through the handling, examining and reading of archive materials, along with tutor presentations and group discussions.
Dr Michelle Johansen is a social historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century London based at Bishopsgate Institute. Michelle has extensive experience of delivering engaging archive learning sessions for a range of audiences, from primary school pupils to university students to adult learners. She has a particular interest in ‘hidden histories’ and enjoys bringing forgotten or neglected metropolitan individuals and incidents back to life. Michelle’s publications include articles in Teaching History and the London Journal.