The online Atlas of Hillforts can help you turn your Christmas walks into more than just an opportunity to burn off some pudding.
Christmas as we know it today began in the Victorian period. Before Queen Victoria took to the throne in June 1837 there were no Christmas cards, no crackers and no turkey. But by the end of her reign, the ancient midwinter festivities had been transformed into something we would all recognise.
D. H. Lawrence, adapted by Hunt Emerson, Lady Chatterley’s Lover (London: Knockabout Publications, 1986). It’s not surprising that Hunt Emerson chose to adapt D. H. Lawrence’s controversial novel: frank depictions of sex were ubiquitous in the underground comix of the 1970s, the milieu in which Emerson came to prominence. But this comic’s visualisation of the 1920s inhales deeply the class politics of a later period in history: Lord Chatterley, after all, is a mine owner, and this adaptation brings to Lawrence’s text a political sensibility forged in the miners’ strikes of 1984-85. Showing his own allegiances, Emerson inserted anachronistic details into the text, such as 1980s badges supporting the National Union of Mineworkers pinned to a tree in the woods. The Cartoon Strip Lady Chatterley’s Lover © 1986 Knockabout Publications
Ep01-004. © 2013 Adrienne Livesey, Elaine Ryder and Irene Brien.
The same year and source: the riverside ‘Bund’, and wide Avenue Edward VII which marked the boundary of the International Settlement, top and the French concession, to the left. The crowded river and the meteorological signal tower remind us that Shanghai was a city on and of the water, a key point in global maritime networks; the imported cars on the streets exemplify its ostentatious modernity. The War Memorial, facing the end of Ave Edward VII locates foreign Shanghai in the European world, but the Shanghai Club, the second building north along the Bund places it in the British orbit, for this was the informal headquarters of the British presence.
James Nachtwey photographed detainees held by the Afghan authorities like the man in this photo. Sasha, an ICRC interpreter based in Kabul, accompanied him. Afterwards, Sasha spoke of what he had learnt:
"I discovered that many of them had held on to their sense of themselves, that they had emerged intact from some very difficult situations. Sometimes, I ask myself: 'In a situation like theirs, would I have done as well?' How they managed to preserve their dignity: this is the astonishing thing for me."
2009-03, © ICRC/VII / NACHTWEY, James
Andarab valley. Overcrowded "bus-truck".
1990-10 © ICRC / BREGNARD, Didier
Ghor province. During an ICRC food distribution.
2002-11 © ICRC / VICTOR, Stephane
Kabul. Women and children attending a course on mine awareness.
ICRC provides local mine safety training classes in schools, clinics and mosques throughout Afghanistan. The training courses are provided for men, women and children alike so that Afghans have a clear knowledge of what to avoid in the field.
2006-09-11 © ICRC / AHAD, Zalmaï
Khyber Pass. Convoy of the ICRC from Peshawar to Jalalabad. Convoy of 22 trucks carrying 14 tons of flour each.
1994-05-19 © ICRC / GASSMANN, Thierry
Britain’s Black history is seldom less than complex, but the Africa’s Sons Under Arms (ASUA) project has produced one of the most tangled tales yet.
After Brasília: the modern city in Brazil, 1960 to the present was a project that explored the architecture of the Brazilian city after the inauguration of the planned capital city.