Durham Miners Gala 2022

This year's Gala takes place in Durham City on Saturday 9 July and it's the first in three years. For more information see here Gala information - Friends of Durham Miners' Gala The Durham Miners' Gala is the world's greatest celebration of c ommunity, international solidarity, and working class culture. It is a unique and […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting (date to be notified): Nkechi Managwu, university student will talk about The Work of the Decolonise Durham Network

To be notified

My name is Nkechi Managwu and I am currently a History and French student at Durham University. I recently held the position of Decolonisation Intern for the History Department, which aims to ‘engage with the past to orientate ourselves in the present’ whilst acknowledging the involvement of educational institutions in imperialised and racialised views and […]

Elswick’s Shipyard and its Colonial Legacy 1885-1918 with Celina Hart on Tuesday 26 July at 7.00pm by Zoom

Scholarship surrounding the history of the North East is dominated by its industrial heritage, and more specifically, the global reputation it held for shipbuilding. Existing scholarship on Lord Armstrong’s shipbuilding business at Elswick, in particular, has been explored from a biographical, industrial, and military perspective. Existing work has not made the link between shipbuilding at […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting: Forbidden Kinder: The 1932 Kinder Scout Mass Tresspass Re-examined with Keith Warrender

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82214641133?pwd=c2VMaVF5U000bXpSeWJjZnRGUytKZz09 Meeting ID: 822 1464 1133, Passcode: 046096 The 1932 Kinder Scout Mass Trespass is mired in myth and controversy but Keith Warrender, author of  the recently published FORBIDDEN KINDER, reveals the truth behind the many claims made for it. In his talk he will describe the iconic protest in the campaign for […]

CHANGE OF VENUE: NELH Annual General Meeting: Lucy Grimshaw and Lewis Mates will talk about the Follonsby Banner Project

The Lit & Phil 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

Please note this meeting will now be in Lecture Room at the Newcastle Lit & Phil. Agenda 1. Welcome from the Chair 2. Apologies for Absence 3. Election of the Chair: Liz O’Donnell is standing for re-election 4. Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 7 September 2021 5. Sid Chaplin Prize 2022: This […]

NELH Tuesday Meeting: Professor Donna Chambers, Sunderland University will talk about African Lives in the North of England


In this session, Donna Chambers, Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries at Northumbria University will discuss the origins of the African Lives in Northern England project focusing on its aims, why it was considered necessary, and also the process of collaboration and decision-making which led to the publication of an educational booklet in 2021. She […]

Gala Theatre, Durham City: Black History Month event, Time for Change – Action Not Words

Gala Theatre 1 Millennium Place, Durham

From Dr Liam J Liburd, Durham University I'm writing as the new Public History Officer at Durham University's Department of History to spread the news about our upcoming History Now! event to mark Black History Month. History Now! is a series of public talks organised between the History Department and the Gala Theatre in Durham.  This year's Black History […]

Durham University: Riots and Roughs: The Violent Origins of English Electoral Democracy

Durham University

From: Dr. Patrick M Kuhn (PI), Proff. Gidon Cohen and Nick Vivyan and Drs. Luke Blaxill, Gary Hutchison We would like to invite you to ‘Riots and Roughs: The Violent Origins of English Electoral Democracy’ for an evening of electoral violence and local history.  Britain’s electoral development has not always been peaceful. Nineteenth-century elections were, in fact, often extremely violent affairs, much more violent […]

Newcastle Civic Centre. International Brigades Commemoration

International Brigades Memorial Plaque Newcastle Civic Centre

From Martin Levy You are invited to attend the annual commemoration for the volunteers from the North East who gave their lives fighting in the International Brigades against fascism in Spain.   The event will take place at 11.30 am this Sunday, 30 October, at the memorial plaque in the grounds of Newcastle Civic Centre, not far from […]