Sound, Vision, Place: A Free Public History Event at the University of Huddersfield

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Date(s) - 14 May
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Creative Arts and Music Building, University of Huddersfield


The University of Huddersfield hosts a showcase of historical projects and research from local community groups and heritage organisations, as well as History staff working at the University of Huddersfield. This will take place in the Creative Arts and Music building on the Queensgate campus, Huddersfield town centre.

This includes a lecture on ‘Africans in Early Modern Literature’ by Oneyka, author of the acclaimed book Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins (Narrative Eye, 2013), as well as a series of novels documenting the lives of black Britons. There will also be a follow up round table discussion on Black History.

Other history projects featured include ‘Adult education in Yorkshire during the Great War’ and ‘Mixing It: the changing faces of war time Britain’. A range of key heritage organisations will have stands in the Atrium throughout the day, including the Heritage Lottery Fund (with advice about how to get Lottery funding for community history and heritage projects). Among those also participating are Kirklees Local TV, Kirklees Museums and Galleries, the Mental Health Museum, Wakefield, the Huddersfield Local History Society. Refreshments will be provided.

For further details and how to book please see the event website