England’s Histories: Unboxed!

Date / time: 20 November, 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

England’s Histories: Unboxed!

The Victoria County History – an ongoing project to write the history of every county in England – is famous for its iconic ‘Red Books’. This year, we’re celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Victoria County History with VCH Red Boxes.

Counties across England have filled special Red Boxes with objects which represent their history in quirky or surprising ways. What secrets and stories will we discover?

Join us for our ‘Unboxing’ party (from 4.30pm), with exhibition, object handling and live 3D printing; and panel discussion (5.30-7pm). A great opportunity to encounter some secret histories, explore public history practice, and learn more about the VCH project and how you could get involved. Free drinks and nibbles provided.This event is part of the Being Human Festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

For further information please see https://beinghumanfestival.org/

The event is free to attend but advanced registration is required. http://www.history.ac.uk/events/englands-histories-unboxed