Newcastle Lit and Phil: Radical Local Histories Conference
October 26 @ 10:00 - 16:30
A Homeless History of Newcastle presents the Radical Local Histories conference, exploring the power of local history projects to do more than preserve and celebrate the past. This one day event will highlight the work of projects around the country that are using local history to bring communities together, to provoke discussion about current social or political issues or to raise questions about wider society.
The conference will also be an opportunity to share ideas on the value of community-driven history projects and to discuss what shared historical understanding can offer to communities.
We’re looking for speakers to present on any current or recently completed local history projects that have aimed to challenge perceptions about an area’s history, use history to shed light on current social issues or raise awareness of the lives and experiences of people whose stories have been marginalised.
If you would like to contribute to the conference then please send a proposal (maximum 300 words) to by 19 September.
Speakers should aim to present for 30 minutes and we would like all speakers to join us for a panel discussion at the end of the day.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more then get in touch at the address above.