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Photograoh from 1945 shpwing miners underground, including 3 Indian women

‘The women had saved the situation’: Indian women’s work in war and famine

The work undertaken by lower caste Indian women during Second World War is both surprising and shocking. In the fourth post in the 'Writing Race' series, Urvi Khaitan reveals how many thousands of women worked above and below ground in mines or for the Labour Corps to support the allied war effort. Today their contributions and hardships remain little known.

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Photograph from 1917 showing soldiers on horseback retreating from the Hindenburg Line during the First World War

Why Public History matters for a multi-ethnic Britain

In this third post for our new 'Writing Race' blog series, Serena Cheyenne -- a recent MA graduate in Public History -- recalls her own educational experience and argues for the opportunities provided by publicly-accessible digital technologies.

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Emigrants Statue at Helmsdale Sutherland Scotland Behind the statue is Marrel Hill (Creag Marail) and the crofts on the steep brae of West Helmsdale. "The Emigrants commemorates the people of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland who, in the face of great adversity, sought freedom, hope and justice beyond these shores. They and their descendants went forth and explored continents, built great countries and cities and gave their enterprise and culture to the world. This is their legacy. Their voices will echo forever thro the empty straths and glens of their homeland." Thus reads the inscription on the "The Emigrants" statue in Couper Park, overlooking the village (and harbour) of Helmsdale in the Parish of Kildonan and the County of Sutherland in Northern Scotland. The statue depicts a kilted father leading his child forward towards the North Sea, while the mother looks back wistfully at the Strath (Gaelic: wide valley) of Kildonan from whence they have come.

Creating an Online Community: A Pre-Pandemic Initiative

Applications for the RHS's 2021 Teaching Awards are now open. In this post Professor Marjory Harper -- winner of the 2020 RHS Jinty Nelson Award for Inspirational Teaching and Supervision in History -- reflects on planning an online Master’s Programme in Scottish Heritage.

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