Socially-Engaged Public History: Practice, Ethics and Politics

26th January 2019, Victoria Rooms, University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1SA

Draft Programme

9 – 9.30 Registration
9.30 – 10.30 What makes research ‘socially-engaged’? Katherine Dunleavy, Cathy Gudis, Tanya Evans and Olivette Otele
10.30 – 11 Break
11 – 12.30 Care, listening and risk in our collaborations:

Jessica Hammett, ‘Care, Emotions and Precarity in Public History’
Sarah Lloyd, ‘Is there anybody there? Listening as politics and practice in public history’
Gary Rivett, ‘Spaces and Gaps/Dialogue and Patience: the challenges of co-producing community-led public history’
Faye Sayer, ‘Hard Roads to Travel: Lessons Learnt from Practicing Public History’

Radical change through popular forms:

Shabina Aslam, ‘Bussing Out: migrant children, the Dispersal Policy in Bradford Education and theatre’
Tanya Evans, ‘The politics of collaborating with family historians in Australia’
Jerome de Groot and Matthew Stallard, ‘Family History and genetics: knowledge centres and historical practice’
William Pooley, ‘“The Revolution of the Show Itself”: Hamilton as Socially-Engaged Historical Entertainment

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 3 Positioning the researcher:

Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman, ‘Old Squares, New Stories, and Great Insurrections’
Esme Cleall, ‘Disability History: politics, personhood and public engagement’
Rebecca Jennings, ‘“But you’ll know what this is like…”: The challenges and dangers of collaboration in lesbian history research’
Leonie Wieser, ‘History-making in an unequal Present

Working with crisis:

Catherine Gudis, ‘Critical Tourism and Embodied Geographies: Traveling with the Bureau of Goods Transport in Southern California’
Saima Nasar & Gavin Schaffer, ‘After the Birmingham Pub Bombings: Trauma and Community History’
Elizabeth Pente and Paul Ward, ‘Re-imagining contested communities: connecting Rotherham through research’

3 – 3.30 Break
3.30 – 5 Co-producing archives:

Sam Edwards, ‘Recovering the Military Heritage of Morecambe Bay: Lessons Learned from a Public History Project in North-West England’
Eureka Henrich, ‘‘What’s this all about then?’: Starting conversations, telling stories and writing histories about health, migration and mementoes’
Julia Laite, ‘“An archive lasts longer than a news story”: archiving the community’s response to the Grenfell Tower Fire’
Fuad Musallam, ‘Participatory archiving as public history: Making an archive with migrant workers in Beirut, Lebanon’

Rethinking institutions:

D-M Withers, ‘Ethical enterprise: engaging business communities and enhancing corporate memory’
Alix Green, ‘Rethinking the place of business in public history worldviews: business archives as sites of collaboration’
Meleisa Ono George, ‘Power and Production in Black British History: A Case for a Community-Engaged Approach’
Stephanie Snow & Angela Whitecross, ‘NHS at 70: Creating a holistic and socially engaged history of the NHS’