Warwick History "To the Barricades" Project tells the story of popular contention and protest in Europe 1815 - 1850 through a series of documents, images and objects.
Pandemic and lockdown concerns have caused some news to go unnoticed or even fall off the radar. One such Warwick History project is the material culture website To the Barricades which tells the story of popular contention and protest in Europe 1815 - 1850 through a series of documents, images and objects.
From the Chartists to the Corn Law League in England and from the revolutionary Italian Carbonari of the 1920s to the 1848 push for Romanian independence, the story of radical protest is told through objects.
The site even boasts sound files in the form of protest songs including a fascinating recording of The Maria da Fonte celebrating a women-led rural tax-riot in Portugal and a rendition of songs of Peterloo, courtesy of Associate Professor in Education Alison Morgan.
A collaboration between History and Modern Languages, led by Professors Mark Philp and Kate Astbury and supported by Steve Ranford and Ben Blackham of Warwick’s Digital Humanities team, the project also drew on the help of undergraduates and postgraduate researchers.
The project is grateful to Warwick’s European History Research Centre for funding the website and related events and activities. Please see further details of the project at: