By Helen Johnston | 9 February 2018 | 1 Comment

REVISED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS! Now Mon 26th February 2018 at 5.00pm Due to some technical difficulties we have been experiencing with the website we have extended the deadline for applications, for up to 11 fully funded PhD studentships in Heritage Studies, to Monday 26th February 2018 at 5.00pm. Please see ‘Apply’ page for more information…

Minority Arts and Heritage: Border Work and Contact Zones

By Martin Wilcox | 6 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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 ( Leonie Wieser ( Deadline: 30th November, 2017 The global rise of heritage studies and the heritage industry in…

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

By Martin Wilcox | 10 October 2017 | 2 Comments

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…

Modern Conflict Research Symposium, 3 Feb. 2018, University of Bradford

By Martin Wilcox | 29 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Policy engagement at a local level: a workshop for historians by Mike Reeve

By Martin Wilcox | 14 September 2017 | 0 Comments

  On Friday 8 September, I attended a fantastic workshop at the University of Leeds, focussed on equipping historians with the skills required for effective engagement with public policy and policy-makers. This was organised by academics from the University of Leeds, in partnership with History & Policy, a national network that promotes the application of…

Powering the Power House: New Perspectives on Country House Communities

By Martin Wilcox | 7 September 2017 | 0 Comments

New Powering the Power House – Call For Papers 25-26 June 2018, University of Sheffield & Chatsworth

The History of Remploy Uncovered

By Martin Wilcox | 6 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Eve Hartley on placement at Heritage Quay

By Martin Wilcox | 29 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Ann-Marie Foster at The British Library

By Martin Wilcox | 20 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Learning to Love the Modern

By Martin Wilcox | 16 August 2017 | 0 Comments

First Impressions. Hi, my name is Nicole and I am a self-confessed modern art-phobe. Which probably isn’t the easiest thing for an art historian to admit. After dedicating my academic career to the study of ancient art, I confess I find it hard to rationalise the graceful forms of the art of the ancient world…

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