Documenting Dissent: project to document political and religious dissent in Lancaster

Documenting Dissent is a community digital history project documenting political and religious dissent in Lancaster, run by Global Link. 

The project workers will work with faith and community groups, sixth formers, students and individuals to research the histories of people who were actively engaged in political protest in Lancaster, or tried, locked up, or hanged at Lancaster Castle on the grounds of religious or political dissent. This will include researching the histories of Catholics and Quakers, radicals and Chartists, conscientious objectors, gay men and suffragettes, and more recently, peace and environmental activists.

The groups will receive oral history training, and visit the Castle and Lancashire Archives in Preston to research these local histories and will contribute to an online heritage resource as well as a panel for the Castle Museum shop.

For more information about the project and list of forthcoming events, see their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/documenting.dissent/

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