Public History Now!

31 May 2019, 17:00 to 31 May 2019, 19:00
London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0HB

Public History Now!

31 May 2019

London Metropolitan Archives

Layers of London is hosting an event at London Metropolitan Archives to hear from a range of inspiring projects and individuals working in the field of Public History Now!

  • What is Public History?
  • How is Public History transforming historical practice?
  • What can Public History be in the future?

The panel will give short talks showcasing the breadth of activity currently taking place in the field, followed by a guest discussion and responses from participants.  


Chair: Matthew Davies, Birkbeck

Matthew Davies is Executive Dean, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy and Professor of Urban History. He is the Director of Layers of London

Guest panel:

Catherine Clarke, Institute of Historical Research

Catherine Clarke is a Professor at the Institute of Historical Research, setting up a new Centre for the History of People, Place and Community. Her own work explores places and their heritage through digital methods, creative practice, and collaboration with local partners and communities, including projects on medieval Swansea (, Chester (, and most recently a new heritage route through the Welsh borders (

Jojo Sonubi, Black in the Day

Black in the Day is a submission based photo archive exploring the lived experiences of black people in the U.K.

Tom Furber, London Metropolitan Archives

Tom is an Engagement and Learning Officer at London Metropolitan Archives

Lisa Der Weduwe, Youth Club Archive

YOUTH CLUB is a non-profit organisation working to preserve, share and celebrate youth and subculture history, working towards opening a Museum of Youth Culture. This year they've asked the nation What Was It Like Growing Up In The UK? to collect people's personal stories, photographs and ephemera for the online Museum of Youth Culture, launching summer 2019.

John Hinshelwood, Haringey First World War Peace Forum

The Haringey First World War Peace Forum researches the 350 local First World War conscientious objectors associated with Hornsey, Tottenham and Wood Green (


Wine and refreshments will be served


Places are limited so please book


For more information please contact Karina Flynn (Layers of London):


Karina Flynn
020 7862 8794