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Silvie Fisch, Rosie Serdiville and Liz O’Donnell. First Tuesday – ‘Hunting The Hun’
May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This project looks at the lives of people from German communities and their relations to the indigenous population in the North East of England before, during and after the First World War. The majority of German migrants had come to Britain in the nineteenth century and were well respected, until their lives changed fundamentally with the outbreak of war.
Liz has taught in further and higher education for thirty years before working for Northumberland Archives as an outreach officer, mainly recording oral histories. She was also the co-ordinator for the oral history strand of the Popular Politics Project. Her main research interest has been in women of the North-East Quaker community in the 19th and early 20th century.
Silvie is a cultural historian, writer, historical interpreter, activist and director of Northern Cultural Projects, a community arts and heritage organisation based in Newcastle.
Rosie has an interest in social and domestic history with a particular emphasis on the experience of women and radicals. She is a writer and historic interpreter with a penchant for exploring the past through it’s material remains. In other words, she likes to dress up and play with gadgets!