I undertook my placement at a community heritage project called BAM! Sistahood! (http://angelou-centre.org.uk/?page_id=1427). It is co-ordinated by the Angelou Centre, a charity, which supports BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) women with skills training and counselling. The BAM! Sistahood project focuses on the history and heritage of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women in the…

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Sam North reports on his AHRC Heritage Consortium placement My AHRC Heritage Consortium placement has been with Iziko Museums of South Africa’s social history division. Iziko is the state museum umbrella, operating eleven sites in the Cape Town area. These range from art galleries to social history museums to small sites holding specialist collections. Iziko…

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We are delighted to announce that applications for fully-funded PhD studentships are now open. The Heritage Consortium (Bradford, Hull, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside universities) invites high-quality proposals for up to 14 PhD studentships tenable for three years from 1 October 2017. The Consortium  invites research proposals in and across the boundaries…

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Living history: Jaqueline Hayes engages with the past at the Beamish Museum Beamish Museum is an open-air, living history museum that demonstrates the social, industrial and rural history of the north east of England, focusing particularly on the time periods of 1825, 1913 and 1940. Having visited Beamish many times over the past 30 years,…

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Robert Piggott reflects on his Heritage Consortium placement Undertaking a placement at the Church of England proved to be informative. One of the first things I became aware of was that the Church of England isn’t singular entity – its administration is broken up into several organisations, including the Archbishops’ Council, the Church Commissioners, and…

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Friday, 16 September 2016 from 11:00 to 17:00 The Leeds Library – 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL This one day symposium is organised by two of our AHRC-funded Heritage PhD students – Andrew McTominey and Michael Reeve. It looks to advance scholarly debate in an area that has been under-researched in the fields of history and critical…

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Rhiannon Pickin reports on a recent conference in Budapest. Today it is estimated that over 9 million people are imprisoned around the world. Prisons are used to either punish offenders or silence those who challenge state authority. This conference aimed to examine the experiences of those who currently are incarcerated or have previously been imprisoned…

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British Library Conference Centre, 29th February 2016 Archives care for the past, but what is their role in caring for the future? Rebecca Nelson, PhD Researcher on the ‘Antislavery Usable Past’ Project, WISE reports on a resent event…… As part of the ‘Archives into the Future’ seminar series, co-organised by the ‘Antislavery Usable Past’ (www.usablepast.ac.uk) …

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Heritage Consortium PhD student Andy Holroyde (University of Huddersfield with co-supervision at the University of Teeside) reports on a recent conference on Disability. Only a few short weeks into my PhD, I was offered the chance to attend an interdisciplinary conference on disability in London. My own research is very much concerned with highlighting the…

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