New Approaches to Local and Community History: Show & Tell, was the third session of History Day 2020 and was organised in conjunction with the Centre for the History of People, Place and Community.

History Day is a free one-day event that brings together students, researchers and anyone with an interest in history with professionals from libraries, archives and research organisations. This years History Day was held fully online for the first time, and featured numerous live sessions mixed in with pre-recorded content.

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New Approaches to Local and Community History showcased innovative new projects and creative approaches to documenting local and community history. Each contributor will highlighted one object which represents some aspect of their local and community history work and practice. The session also invited participants to share their own ‘Show and Tell’ object on screen as well as twitter using #HistDay20.


This year History Day 2020, was part of the Being Human Festival, the UK’s national festival of the humanities, who's theme for 2020 was New Worlds. In November each year the Being Human Festival brings together universities, museums, galleries, archives, independent research organisations, community and commercial partners to make research in the humanities accessible to non-specialist audiences and demonstrate its relevance to our everyday lives. 

Image: © Bishopsgate Institute

Watch session 3 of History Day 2020


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