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The Feminist Archive North

The Feminist Archive North is housed in Special Collections in The Brotherton Library at The University of Leeds, which has been host to the collection since 2001. The Archive is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers, some of whom have been active in the Women’s Liberation Movement since the 1970’s and 1980’s…

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Voices of Culture: Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer in Cultural Heritage

  In June and September 2017 the Heritage Consortium participated in the Voices of Culture brainstorming meeting and structured dialogue opened by the European Commission with selected stakeholders on the topic “Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer: traditional and emerging heritage”. The structured dialogue resulted in the production of an advisory report for the European Commission…

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Working with Leeds Museums and Galleries

Lucie Wade reflects on her Heritage Consortium Placement While I only spent a relatively short time working with Leeds Museums and Galleries (thirty days, to be precise, spread out over a few months), I was made to feel wonderfully welcome, and I have gained so much. I didn’t choose to undertake the placement with LMG…

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‘Arp: The Poetry of Forms’ at Turner Contemporary, Margate

By Frances Guy Since 2015 I have been working on an exhibition ‘Arp: The Poetry of Forms’, a retrospective of the European artist and poet Hans (Jean) Arp (1886-1966), with the guidance of Arp scholar Professor Eric Robertson from Royal Holloway, the University of London. This has been in collaboration with the Kröller-MüllerMuseum in The…

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Minority Arts and Heritage: Border Work and Contact Zones

Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference HERITAGE ACROSS BORDERS Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China September 1-6, 2018 Call for session papers Minority Arts and Heritage: Border Work and Contact Zones   Organizers: Dr Susan Ashley (susan.ashley@northumbria.ac.uk) Leonie Wieser (leonie.wieser@northumbria.ac.uk) Deadline: 30th November, 2017 The global rise of heritage studies and the heritage industry in…

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Engaging local communities in the North East on their First World War heritage by Mike Reeve

The North East of England has a rich history of coastal defence that has received relatively little attention. During the 2014-18 period marking the centenary of the First World War, many commemorative activities have focused almost exclusively on the exploits of soldiers, while sailors and civilians have occupied a secondary role. Trends in family history…

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The History of Remploy Uncovered

With my PhD project focusing on Remploy, a placement with the company itself was a logical choice, if, perhaps, an unusual one. Rather than working with a heritage organisation, I would be working with a now private company to highlight its own heritage. Fortunately, Remploy has proved to be highly supportive of my project and…

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Eve Hartley on placement at Heritage Quay

Heritage Quay’s special collections on the institutional history of the University of Huddersfield dating back to its founding as the Young Men’s Mental Improvement Society in 1841 (which was swiftly renamed the Huddersfield Mechanics’ Institute) have been an integral component of my research on northern mechanics’ institutes. As a student of the university I was…

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Ann-Marie Foster at The British Library

The summer of 2016. London. A heatwave: temperatures soared above 30 degrees. While the rest of England was melting, I was sat in the rather chilly staff area of the British Library pouring over hundred year old paper associated with World War One. The official title of the placement I undertook was ‘First World War…

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