Women’s History Month: Remembering Amy Johnson in Hull

Amy Johnson (1903-1941) was one of Hull’s more famous daughters. The first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia, she has inspired female aviators the world over, demonstrating the potential for women to succeed in traditionally male-dominated spheres. During Women’s History Month the Remember Me project has decided to take a look at how…

Facebook memorials

‘Facebook will become a digital graveyard by the end of the century, with more memorials to the dead than living users’ – an interesting article from the Independent on Facebook profiles after death.  

In Praise of Remembering

In a recent Guardian article David Rieff praised the art of forgetting in the creation of positive and cohesive national identities. He argued persuasively that an inability to let go of painful past events can cause very real harm in the present, using the Bosnian war as an example. The remedy for such pain, he…