The Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University is excited to announce a programme of talks in April- May 2015 on ‘People’s History’. Supported by the MMU’s Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research, the talks are part of the Humanities in Public Festival, which runs throughout the year with talks, debates, fairs, tours, and other events and activities, all of which are open to the public.
The strand will see talks from Prof Sally Alexander from Goldsmiths, Prof Alun Howkins from University of Sussex/ University of East Anglia; Peter Box, David Rosenberg and Roger Ball of the International History From Below Network; and Andrew Flinn from University College London.
The talks will explore the histories, practices and ideals of ‘People’s History’ (click on title for further details):
- Monday 27 April 2015- The History of People’s History: Ideals, Meanings and Legacies
- Monday 11 May 2015- “History is the new punk”: The International History From Below Network
- Monday 18 May 2015- Creating and curating community histories – independent community-led archives and the ‘useable past’
Further details of the talks, including booking information, will be released in due course.
This series coincides with MMU’s AHRC funded “Creating Our Future Histories” training programme designed to equip PhD students and early-career with public engagement and research partnership-building skills focussed around researching and recording local community histories.
All welcome. We hope to see you there!