Witness Seminar: The Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement in Britain

  • Event date: 03/06/2019
  • Venue: The Centre for British Politics and Government, Kings College London

Context for the Discussion – the Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement in Britain   Although concern about the natural environment was by no means new (many British environmental campaign groups were formed in the 19th and early 20th centuries), the 1960s and 1970s in Britain represented something of a discontinuity in terms of environmental … Continued

Migration Stories – Working with Young People and Other Groups on Local History Projects

  • Event date: 15/06/2019
  • Venue: STEAMhouse, 108 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DT

This is an event for teachers, historians, and anyone interested in local history.   There will be talks and workshops on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, photography, and more. With Professor Carl Chinn, Dr Antonia Liguori, Andrew Jackson, Indy Hunjan.   This is a free event but places are limited. Lunch and refreshments included – world … Continued

From almshouses to pensioners action groups: The history of voluntary action for and by older people

  • Event date: 15/06/2019
  • Venue: King’s College London, Bush House, South East Wing, 300 Strand, London WC2R 1AE

Booking is now open for VAHS’s study day, From almshouses to pensioners action groups: The history of voluntary action for and by older people   We welcome the attendance of members and friends of the Social History Society, who are interested in voluntary action for and by older people. Please join us! Register via Eventbright: … Continued

New Lives, New Landscapes: Rural Modernism in Twentieth-Century Britain

  • Event date: 01/08/2019 – 02/08/2019
  • Venue: Northumbria University, Newcastle
  • CFP Deadline: 20/05/2019

How were twentieth-century rural landscapes ‘modern’ or ‘modernist’? What social, economic, political and cultural effect did this new infrastructure have on the ‘rural’? These are timely questions, for such structures are being decommissioned or fast becoming redundant just as a new and highly contentious rural modernity of wind-farms, solar panels and natural gas extraction is … Continued

Waste not, Want not: Food and thrift from antiquity to the present

  • Event date: 12/09/2019 – 13/09/2019
  • Venue: University of Cambridge
  • CFP Deadline: 31/05/2019

This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and professionals working within the interdisciplinary fields of food studies and food sustainability research, to reflect on past and present attitudes towards food preservation and waste. Part of an ongoing historiographical effort to better understand consuming behaviours through time, the conference aims to open up a dialogue between … Continued

Domestic production and work in poor British homes, c. 1650-1850

  • Event date: 12/09/2019
  • Venue: University of Derby
  • CFP Deadline: 30/04/2019

In recent decades the ‘home’ has come to the forefront of historical investigations. Domestic production and work, such as spinning and farming, has received some renewed attention as part of this, yet there remain gaps in the literature and issues that need addressing.   Our most detailed understanding of the domestic sphere comes from studies … Continued

Gender, Labour and Consumption in historical perspective

  • Event date: 13/09/2019 – 14/09/2019
  • Venue: University of Essex
  • CFP Deadline: 15/06/2019

Over the past four decades or so, gender scholarship has transformed our understanding of many key issues of historical concern. Particularly fruitful have been explorations of consumption in its varied manifestations, undertaken by researchers studying the subject within different disciplines. Labour historians have been slow to address these important developments, though there are signs that … Continued