London History Forum: Untold Stories
'The past has always been the handmaid of authority'. - J.H. Plumb
We’ve all heard that common lament that history is about dead white ruling men; but what of the untold stories that make up the rich fabric of history? The stories that help us to see the past through the eyes of those that lived it? From stories of ordinary men and women to our wide global cultural heritage, it is our job as history educators to weave these stories into the fabric of the history that we teach. One CPD session can never hope to hook into every unheard voice, but we have to start somewhere.
Join us at this special London History Forum looking at how we can tell some of these untold stories to our students. From Black British history, to ordinary men from across the globe in the First World War, to medieval village gossip, these stories are just as valuable to our understanding of the past. With a keynote speech from Robin Whitburn and Abdul Mohamud from Justice to History, great workshops and a FREE chance to visit the British Library’s exhibition plus refreshments sponsored by Hodder Education. This is one CPD date for your diary not to miss.
Workshop places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that this event is non-profit making and the price rise reflects an increase in venue costs.
4pm-5pm: Registration and early chance to view British Library exhibition
5pm-5.45pm: Keynote speech – Robin Whitburn and Abdul Mohamud, Justice to History
Interrupting the historical psyche: the teacher, the preacher, and the warrior
The traditional narratives of history in schools and colleges do not include all of the significant participants in the stories of the past. People have been excluded because of their gender, race and class; indeed these dimensions often intersect. This presentation will reveal how three untold stories shine new light within key historical themes and challenge narrow perspectives. The stories span a thousand years of history and cover widely taught topics: medieval royal authority; the Reformation; and the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
5.45pm-6.15pm: Break, networking time
6.15pm-7.15pm: Workshop 1
Primary: Karin Doull, Principal Lecturer in Primary History Education, Roehampton University
Where were the women in Anglo Saxon England?
Secondary: Ben Walsh, associate Vice President of the Historical Association
England's Immigrants 1330-1550: new resources for migration history
7.15pm-8.15pm: Workshop 2
Primary: Museum of London
Excavating hidden histories
Secondary: Richard McFahn
History from Below: Using experiences of ordinary people