Boundary blurring in Whitechapel: Whose history is it anyway?

Boundary blurring in Whitechapel: Whose history is it anyway?


21 June    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wolfson Conference Suite, Institute of Historical Research
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU

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In collaboration with the Survey of London this lecture will review the Histories of Whitechapel project to date, looking at issues raised and insights gained through this experimental project.

Survey historians Sarah Ann-Milne and Aileen Reed will consider the question of who writes history, and will present a sample of the most thought-provoking contributions and explore how history can be co-created through a combination of archive and memory.

The lecture is free and open to all but advance registration is required

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Whitechapel Guided Walk

17 June 2017, 6pm – 8pm

In collaboration with the Survey of London, the IHR is running a guided walk around Whitechapel focussing on places of worship, immigration and personal memories drawn from our oral histories. Walk through layers of social history, visiting the sites of former German sugar refineries, an 18th-century German Lutheran Church and 20th-century German Catholic church, the park where St Mary Matfelon (the ‘white chapel’) once stood, the East London Mosque, former workhouses, the Royal London Hospital and the variety of buildings across its estate, amongst other diverse and fascinating places.

Tickets are £3.00 per person

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