A Postgraduate Conference
University of Huddersfield
20 – 21 June 2016
Programme of Events

Jointly sponsored by the Royal Historical Society and the University of Huddersfield

Day 1: Monday 20th June

9:15 – 9:45 Arrival and Coffee

9:45 – 10:00 Introduction and Welcome

10:00-11:30 Session 1: Medieval Histories Chair: Andy Holroyde, University of Huddersfield

Dave Halloran, Construction and Representation of Medieval Identities: the cases of Queen Melisende and Queen Isabella

Daniel Greenwood, Masculinity and Kingship: King Richard “The Lionheart” and King John “Lackland”

Dean A Irwin, On the Margins of Historiography: Bringing a Medieval Divorce Case from the Periphery to the Centre

11:30 – 11:45 Break

11:45 – 13:15 Session 2: History from Below Chair: Nicole Harding, University of Huddersfield

Miranda Reading, The Geography of the Past: Mapping ideas, identity and individuals in the battle for moral reform

Eve Hartley, Provincial Mechanics’ Institutes and early Public Heritage Engagement

Iain Riddell, What’s wrong with ‘Genealogy-fever’?

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:15 Session 3: Cultural Identity outside of the UK Chair: Adam West, University of Huddersfield

Emily Webb, Nabob to Sahib: The Creation of the Anglo-Indian Community of the Raj, 1764-1858

Antony Stewart, “Heritage makes you rich, as it can make you poor” Haiti’s contested African Heritage and its consequences, 1928-1948

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 17:00 Session 4: Cultural Identity within the UK Chair: Dave Halloran, University of Huddersfield

Adam West, Remembering the Holocaust: Approaches to Holocaust memorialisation following the Second World War in Great Britain and Germany

Shabina Aslam & Joe Hopkinson, “Bussing Out”, and issues with Researching Black and Asian Histories in Britain

Amerdeep Singh Panesar, Sikh memorial culture of the First World War in the UK

17:00 – 17:15 Roundup of the day

18:30 Conference Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday 21st June

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and article submission

9:30 – 11:00 Session 5: Heritage in Practice Chair: Joe Hopkinson, University of Huddersfield

Sarah Taylor, Battlefield Burial Practices: What happened to the dead?

Nicole Harding, Creating tradition; the Gott Collection and rejection of industrialism

Hannah Rogers, “Git Thi’sen dawn t’recruiting office”: Individuals and Identity in Local Military Heritage

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 Session 5: Local Histories Chair: Amerdeep Singh Panesar, University of Huddersfield

Michael Reeve, Making sense of war: ‘war cultures’ and local identity in Hull, Whitby and Hartlepool during the First World War

Martyn Richardson, “Coal is history Miss Mullins” Mining Community Heritage and Representation in the Yorkshire Coalfield 1947-1984

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch including launch of the second volume of the Postgraduate Perspectives in History journal

13:15 – 15:15 Session 6: Disability and Mental Health Chairs: Shabina Aslam and Robert Piggott, University of Huddersfield

Part 1: Papers (60 mins)

Amelia Grace Sceats, Tudor Perceptions of Mental Illness

Andrew Holroyde, Remploy: The Changing Face of Disability Employment, 1944-1979

Break: (10 mins)

Part 2: Panel and discussion (50 mins) Nicole Harding & Andrew Holroyde, Disability and Mental Health in Higher Education: our personal experiences

15:15 – 15:30 Roundup and thanks

15:30 Departure

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