Perspectives on the past: History, Heritage, Identity. Annual Postgraduate Conference University of Huddersfield 9 June 2017

We are pleased to announce the final programme for Perspectives on the past: History, Heritage, Identity the annual Postgraduate Conference of the University of Huddersfield History Department. The conference will be held in Heritage Quay, our multi-award winning archive and interpretation centre. There will be no registration fee and we hope to offer travel bursaries for speakers. To book a place email

0915-1000 Arrival, Coffee & Welcome


Session 1: Identity and related issues in the Medieval World


Mark McCabe Huddersfield University Should I stay or should I go’: the dilemma of going on Crusade in Gerald of Wales’Itinerarium Cambriae
Claire Hudson Huddersfield University Women and Chivalry in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte D’Arthur
Dr. Philippa Byrne Oxford University East and West, Tolerant and Persecuting: Norman Sicily in the Eye of the Beholder.
1130-1145 Break

Session 2: Preserving the Past

Rob Piggott


Huddersfield University The Leaven of the Past: The Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, newspapers and archaeological practices of the nineteenth and early twentieth century


Mariel Rodriguez Cambridge University Memory, preservation, and identity: the preservation movement and the creation of culture in nineteenth-century England
1245-1345 Lunch

Session 3: Britishness in the Twentieth Century


Andy Cook Huddersfield University Britain’s other D-Day: Decimalisation of the Currency 15 February 1971
Rowan Thompson Northumbria University ‘An essential institution in British aviation’: The Air League of the British Empire, Empire Air Day and the Creation of ‘Airmindedness’ in the 1930s.
1445-1500 Break


Session 4: Aspects of the North

Taras Nakonecznyj Leeds Beckett University My City, My Way: investigating Narratives of the Self, Place and History in York.
Tracey Jones Teesside University ‘Colliery Amazons and Venuses’: The ‘Picturesque’ Pit Brow Women of Wigan.
Siobhan Maguire-Broad Leeds College of Art Once and Now – An Overview of St George’s Field
1630-1700 Conference Close

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