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Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960

By Martin Wilcox | 26 January 2016 |

In the second of our series of Black Heritage blog posts, Dr Robbie Aitken, Senior Lecturer in History at Sheffield Hallam University, discusses his book written with Eve Rosenhaft: Black Germany: The Making and Unmaking of a Diaspora Community, 1884-1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013). These images show a rather unusual gravestone found in the Holthausen…

Othello, the Moor of London

By Martin Wilcox | 7 January 2016 |

Several potential Heritage Consortium supervisors have interests in black heritage, history and literature, and we welcome PhD applications relating to black heritage. Matthew Steggle, Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, explains his research interests: Until fairly recently, it was thought that Shakespeare – who, famously, never as far as we know left England –…

Landmarks 2015 Heritage and History Conference

By Martin Wilcox | 16 November 2015 |

Heritage Consortium PhD student Andrew McTominey (Leeds Beckett University with co-supervision at the University of Huddersfield) reports on the Landmarks 2015: Heritage and History Conference, 15-16 October, organised by the Heritage Lottery Fund-supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project [Photograph by Stephen Tierney, http://www.stephentierney.co.uk/the-transporter-bridge-Middlesbrough/, licensed under Creative Commons] As a new PhD student, my first foray into the…

Gothic Heritage Study Day, Northumbria University, 8 October 2015

By Martin Wilcox | 29 October 2015 |

On the 8th October 2015, Northumbria University welcomed several students from the AHRC Heritage Consortium, as well as a number of PhD candidates from our own institution and further afield. The Gothic Heritage Study Day aimed to introduce students to issues surrounding public-facing heritage research, as well as the relationship between academic research and the…

SOROR, a Group Art Exhibition: ‘Safehouse 1’

By Martin Wilcox | 29 October 2015 |

Heritage Consortium PhD student Rachel Emily Taylor reports on a project supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. In May 2015, I was granted an Individual Arts Council Award to curate and project manage the group exhibition, SOROR. I invited ten female artists, including myself, to make art work in response to the domestic space, ‘Safehouse…

#RhodesMustFall and Cape Town’s present-day statuary

By Martin Wilcox | 20 October 2015 |

Blog post by Heritage Consortium PhD student Sam North, and his lead supervisor, Dr Nicholas Evans, Department of History and Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull. Photographs by Dr Nicholas Evans. South Africa remains a divided nation 21 years after its first democratic elections were held. Despite official and…

Heritage Public Policy Engagement Training, 25 November 2015, London

By Martin Wilcox | 17 October 2015 |

Photograph by Jorge Royan, CC BY-SA 3.0 Wednesday 25 November 2015, Hansard Society, London Organised by Heritage Consortium AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside Universities) SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (EPSRC-funded, UCL, University of Oxford, University of Brighton) With thanks…

Alice O’Mahoney’s visit to Cardiff for the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Conference, 2015

By Martin Wilcox | 4 August 2015 |

From the 15th to the 17th April 2015 I attended the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists Conference (CIfA) held in Cardiff, Wales. The newly Chartered Institute for Archaeologists had chosen the Future of Your Profession as the main theme, and I was giving a presentation on my PhD research in one of the very first sessions…

Heritage Public Policy Engagement Training, 3 September 2015, Leeds

By Martin Wilcox | 19 June 2015 |

Photograph by Daniel Bron, CC BY-SA 3.0 Thursday 3 September 2015, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds City Centre Organised by Heritage Consortium AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds Beckett, Northumbria, Sheffield Hallam and Teesside Universities) SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (EPSRC-funded, UCL, University of…

Heritage Consortium Annual Conference 12-13 May, Huddersfield

By Martin Wilcox | 29 April 2015 |

The Heritage Consortium’s First Annual Conference Venue: Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield Map Our annual conference is on 12-13 May. Please get in touch with us at cdtheritage@hull.ac.uk if you would like to join us as we need to know for catering purposes. There will be a charge of £10 for each day for catering which is payable when you…

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