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Hidden Histories

The Hidden Histories seminar was run in partnership with Plymouth University, and focused on how to research diverse history locally and regionally.

group of people at a seminarOver 80 people attended the Hidden Histories diversity seminar held at Plymouth University on 29th and 30th November 2016.

It showcased exemplar projects of previously ‘hidden’ aspects of diverse histories, including black history, LGBT, faith, and learning and mental health disabilities.  Nationally acclaimed speakers included writer and educator S.I Martin, Research Fellow from University of London Justin Bengry, and award winning novelist Joanna Traynor.

Feedback from those who attended included, “inspiring, challenging, thought – provoking; transformative; challenging, accessible, stimulating, and varied”.

An outline of the speakers and presentations is available in the PDF below.

Hidden Histories seminar overview [PDF]

View the seminars

The seminars are available to watch in our Youtube playlist below. Written versions will be available in summer 2017.

Outline of the playlist:

  1. Introduction to the Hidden Histories seminar by Louisa Adjoa Parker and Hilary Bracegirdle
  2. Kelly Spry Phare – A Funder’s Perspective
  3. Ruth Kapadia – Creative Case for Diversity
  4. Fiona Evans – Vital Sparks and Diversity
  5. Rachel Lang – The Legacies of British Slave-ownership Project
  6. Lucy MacKeith – Marginal Stories? Moving Our Stories to the Centre
  7. Joanna Traynor – History Through a Different Lens
  8. S.I Martin – From the Local to the Global: Black histories for new audiences
  9. Ghee Bowman – Telling Stories Together: how we made a hidden history project that worked
  10. Ruth Mitchell – Creating an Audio Trail for a Hidden Jewish Cemetery
  11. Alan Butler and Tony Davey – Pride in Our Past
  12. Justin Bengry – Queer Beyond London: Uncovering LGBTQ Histories outside the Capital
  13. Laura Harris – Hidden now Heard
  14. Louisa Adjoa Parker performing
  15. Annet Richard-Binns performing
  16. Annet Richard-Binns performing
  17. Beyond Face performing
  18. Natalie McGrath performing

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