UCL Public History present 'The Practices of Public History'

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Will Thorne chamber, Stratford Old Town Hall

29 The Broadway

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E15 4BQ

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A one-day symposium bringing together public historians, academics, archivists, community heritage groups and local organisations.

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As part of the forthcoming UCL Public History MA programme, which will be based at the new UCL East campus in Stratford, this one-day symposium will bring together public historians, academics, archivists, community heritage groups and local organisations to reflect on 'The Practices of Doing Public History'.

The symposium will include two panels, a performance and a community consultation event led by the East End Women's Museum. The day will close with a roundtable discussion on topics such as regeneration, the ways in which public historians engage with or resist change in the local area, and the role of the university and other institutions in this process.

Programme

9.00 Registration

9.30 Welcome and introductions

  • Heather Jones and Eleanor Robson, UCL
  • Haidy Geismar, UCL East

10.00 – 11.15 Panel One: Public History and Identity

  • Chair: Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite
  • Vicky Price, UCL – 'The ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ Exhibition'
  • Justin Bengry, Goldsmiths – 'Pride of Place: Mapping LGBTQ History and Heritage'

11.15-11.45 Tea/Coffee break

11.45-13.00 East End Women’s Museum Consultation

  • Presentation by Rachel Crossley, Museum Director
  • Consultation session, led by EEWM stakeholders Jane Skelding and Bethan O’Reilly and Fani Arampatzidou, EEWM Volunteer and Outreach Manager

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.45: Panel Two: Creative histories

  • Chair: Georgina Brewis, UCL
  • Andrew Burn, UCL - 'Playing the Archive: Unlocking Histories of Play'
  • Johanna Dale and Antonio Sennis – UCL/British Academy – ‘A Public History of Medieval Hospitals: Challenges and Opportunities’
  • Paul Dudman, University of East London – ‘Participatory Public Heritage: Performing the Archive and Living History in East London’
  • Tharik Hussain - Everyday Muslim – 'Paving the Way: Britain’s first Muslim Heritage Trails'
  • Rosie Murdoch, Freelance Curator, London Borough of Newham
  • Alda Terracciano, UCL – 'Mapping Memory Routes of Moroccan Communities'

15.45-16.15 Tea/coffee break

16.15 – 17.15 Roundtable debate: How does public history respond to the challenges of change and regeneration?

  • Chair: Andrew Flinn, UCL
  • Briony Fleming, UCL
  • Judith Garfield, Eastside Community Heritage
  • John Ryan, Chief Executive, Oxford House

17.15-17.30 Closing remarks

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Will Thorne chamber, Stratford Old Town Hall

29 The Broadway

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E15 4BQ

United Kingdom

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