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A new home for the University of Hull’s Art Collection

By Martin Wilcox | 19 April 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of Hull’s Art Collection has reopened in a bigger and better gallery on the ground floor of the Brynmor Jones Library and is now open seven days a week 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (and late opening until 7.00 pm on Tuesdays, closed on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year). Admission…

Exploring the Past in present-day Canberra and Sydney

By Martin Wilcox | 16 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Biannual Conference of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, 2-4 December 2014 From the 2-4 December 2014 I attended the Association for Critical Heritage Studies Conference in Canberra. The Association was established two years ago to advance critical enquiry into heritage theory and practice. I was invited to give a paper…

Creating a ‘usable past’: unearthing the lessons of historic antislavery – New AHRC-funded project

By Martin Wilcox | 15 March 2015 | 0 Comments

According to the most recent Global Slavery Index (2014), there are approximately 35 million slaves in the world today. Around the globe, people are held against their will and forced to work for no pay. For many of us, this presence of slavery confounds our understanding of history: wasn’t slavery brought to an end? Weren’t the…

Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: Visit to the Scottish Jewish Archive Centre and the ESRC-sponsored symposium ‘Recovering Scotland’s Slavery Past’

By Martin Wilcox | 7 January 2015 | 0 Comments

In October, members of the Heritage Consortium team took part in a number of heritage activities in Glasgow. On 2 October, a team from Hull History Centre and the Department of History at the University of Hull visited the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre (SJAC) in order to explore how the story of Scottish Jewry has been curated…

2015 AHRC Studentship Competition – 12 PhD Studentships in Heritage Studies

By Martin Wilcox | 12 December 2014 | 1 Comment

Our 2014 Heritage PhD Cohort at Blaydes House, Hull, home of the PG Certificate in Heritage Research The Heritage Consortium, led by the University of Hull, invites high-quality proposals from applicants for up to 12 AHRC-funded PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2015. The Consortium comprises Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria,…

Inaugural Literature and Heritage Day

By Martin Wilcox | 23 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Image: Winifred Holtby, ‘South Riding’, The Winifred Holtby Collection, Hull History Centre, © Winifred Holtby Estate Representatives of five of the seven Consortium institutions gathered at Sheffield Hallam University on 15 October 2014 for a day symposium of papers focused on ‘Literature and Heritage’.  There was a rich and diverse range of subjects, starting with Erica Brown…

The Good Humour Club: Successful Heritage Lottery Fund Bid

By Martin Wilcox | 4 September 2014 | 0 Comments

Successful Heritage Lottery Fund Bid for the Laurence Sterne Trust and Northumbria University The Laurence Sterne Trust at Shandy Hall was awarded £66,260 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project designed in collaboration with a researcher at Northumbria University, Dr Helen Williams. The project explored two recently identified manuscripts, one in the collection of…

Blaydes House, 6 High Street, Hull

By Martin Wilcox | 4 September 2014 | 1 Comment

Home of our Postgraduate Certificate in Heritage Research training Blaydes House was built around 1740 as the home and business premises of the Blaydes family. The family included shipbuilders, shipowners, merchants and local political figures who played a leading part in the commercial and civic life of eighteenth-century Hull. The house, with its elegant panelled…

Sound System Culture: Celebrating Huddersfield’s Sound Systems

By Martin Wilcox | 14 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Huddersfield, nestled within the Pennine hills, may seem an unlikely place for a vibrant sound system culture and black music scene, but it has played an important role in the history of UK sound system culture. In fact, in relation to its size, Huddersfield’s contribution to the UK’s sound system heritage is quite phenomenal. At…

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