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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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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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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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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An upcoming exhibition at the British Museum, ‘Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave’ will include works analysed by University of Bradford/Heritage Consortium PhD student Peter McElhinney. Peter completed analysis on several Japanese woodblock prints during a Heritage Consortium placement within the British Museum’s Department of Scientific Research. These included the iconic prints ‘Under the wave off…

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Literary Biography Symposium Huddersfield ENGLISH LITERATURE & CREATIVE WRITING at the UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD A HALF-DAY SYMPOSIUM Monday 19 June 2017 1pm – 4pm Oastler Building (OA6/09)  

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