History seminars at the IHR

Public History Seminar

Convenors: Alix Green (University of Hertfordshire), Anna Maerker (King’s College, London), John Tosh (Roehampton University), Judy Faraday (John Lewis Partnership), Tim Boon (Science Museum), Scott Anthony (University of Cambridge), Kathleen McIlvenna (IHR), Alison Hess (Science Museum), Caroline Nielsen (University of Northampton), Claire Hayward (Kingston University), Ciara Meehan (University of Hertfordshire)

Venue:  Past & Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Time: Wednesday, 17:30

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2015
DateSeminar details
21 October What is public history in light of the recent refugee crisis?

Prof David Feldman (Pears Institute, Birkbeck, University of London) Prof Peter Gatrell, (University of Manchester), Susie Symes (19 Princelet Street), Juliano Fiori (Save the Children)

As part of a series of seminars addressing the question of “What is public history?”, our first seminar of the academic year will examine the role of history in the context of the recent refugee crisis.

Venue: Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House

Spring Term 2016
DateSeminar details
19 February Pride of Place: England's LGBTQ Heritage

Rosie Sherrington (Historic England), Alison Oram (Leeds Beckett University), Justin Bengry (Birkbeck, University of London and Leeds Beckett University)

‘Pride of Place: England's LGBTQ Heritage’ is a collaborative initiative between Leeds Beckett University and Historic England to explore the relationship between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) history and the country’s buildings and spaces. The project aims to show that LGBTQ heritage is a fundamental part of our national heritage and to improve knowledge of, and access to, this diverse history. As part of this project we are using crowd sourcing techniques in the mapping the widest range of historical LGBTQ locations across England. A key feature of this initiative is engagement with the community, who are encouraged to identify sites of LGBTQ historical significance including everything from commercial and leisure locations, interiors and outside spaces, national historic sites and even domestic spaces in both the recent and more distant past. When completed the project will include not only the interactive map, but also an online exhibition, guidance packs for heritage and community groups, a teaching pack for use in schools, and other outputs. After the recent success of the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern being listed as Grade II on the basis of its significance to LGBTQ history and heritage, we hope to recommend further locations for listing and amend the descriptions of currently listed buildings to identify their LGBTQ historical significance.
Website: historicengland.org.uk/prideofplace
Interactive Map: mapme.com/prideofplace

Co-hosted with the Public history and Digital history seminars Starting at the earlier time of 17:15

Venue: Room S246, 2nd floor, South block, Senate House