We are super excited to announce that after six years of work we have finally been able to complete building an interactive Stories web app containing all of our historical stories. On top of this, we have also built a Map, where you can browse our stories geographically, to connect with our collective people’s history where you live, work and travel.
On the Stories app you can view all of our latest stories which have been added to our archive, and you can browse them by tags including Country, Area, Topic, Organisation name and Person name, with a historical timeline for every tag. For example you can view our timeline of the Gwangju uprising here, or our timeline about Lithuanian Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman here.
On our map you can zoom out to see stories around the world:
Or you can zoom in to see important spots in working class history in your neighbourhood, or on your travels:
This project has been a labour of love for us over the last few years. It has been made possible thanks to our patreon supporters, and thanks to those of you who donated to our GoFundMe. With our GoFundMe we attempted to raise $8000 to cover the cost of the development of these apps. We were able to raise approximately $3000, and so there remains a significant shortfall. We also would like to develop improved functionality for the Map, including a search, and filters by topic and year, and for the Stories app. So if you can, please consider supporting us on patreon or giving us a one-off donation to help cover our costs.
These maps are also very incomplete. In time, we want to collaborate with others to populate the apps with more stories. If you are interested in collaborating with us and contributing data for the map, or if you spot any errors, please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also learn more about the new apps in our podcast episode 71 with Coffee with Comrades.
Hope you enjoy these new apps, and if you do, please make sure to share links to them on social media and let your friends and family know about them.