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Centre for History of the City Launch Event

Centre for the History of the City Launch Event

If you’d like to come along – even if it’s just for a single session – or if you’re interested in becoming involved with the Centre, please drop Andrew Heath (a.d.heath@sheffield.ac.uk) an email

9.00-9.30 Coffee

9.30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10-11.20 Approaching the Urban Past: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (chair: Simon Loseby)

Hannah Probert (Dept. of History), GIS and Historical Research
Phil Withington (Dept. of History), ‘Urbanization and Early Modern English Society’
Tom Goodfellow (Dept. of Town and Regional Planning), ‘Historicizing the Urban Informal Economy in East Africa’

11.20 to 11.40 Coffee

11.40 to 13.00 Cities, Community, and Civil Engagement (chair: Catherine Fletcher)

Adrian Bingham (Dept of History) and Gary Rivett (York St. John), Stories of Activism in Sheffield Vanessa Toulmin (Head of Engagement, University of Sheffield), Blackpool and Castlegate Simon Ogden, Head of City Regeneration at Sheffield City Council, The Castlegate Project

13.00 to 13.45 Lunch

13.45 to 14.30 Plans for the Centre (led by Andrew Heath and James Shaw)

14.30-16.00 The City in the Early Modern Atlantic World (chair: Tom Leng)

Mark Peterson (Berkeley), ‘Boston in the Mind’s Eye: City Thinking in the Early Modern Atlantic World’ (chapter available for pre-circulation from a.d.heath@sheffield.ac.uk)
Comment: Simon Middleton (Dept. of History)

Stories of Activism: City Activist Walk

Stories of Activism, a city-wide project run by the Department of History which works with activists to collect and record their stories, is holding another City Activist Walk on 2 July at 5.30pm from the Fargate entrance of Orchard Square and invites you to come along.

The project has been working with poet River Wolton to devise and perform the walk, in and around Sheffield city centre using the collected stories to traces the city’s activist past and present through its buildings, landmarks and streets. The first walk, held as part of the recent In The City festival was a sell-out and Sheffield filmmaker Gemma Thorpe was commissioned to record it on film. The film can be seen here http://vimeo.com/97475159

If you’d like to come along, tickets are free, but please register at https://storiesofactivismwalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Stories of Activism: City Activist Walk

Sheffield has a rich and vibrant history of activism. Over the past few years, the Stories of Activism in Sheffield, 1960-present project has been conducting interviews with activists from around the city. The city centre and its immediate surrounding areas are an important part of their stories. Join poet River Wolton and others as we trace the City’s activist past and present through its buildings, landmarks and streets. The stories we tell will bring to life again—and update—the famous ‘Radical History Walk’. All participants are invited to add their stories as we walk, and contribute to the project’s growing collection stored at Sheffield Archives.

Stories of Activism: City Activist Walk

Sheffield has a rich and vibrant history of activism. Over the past few years, the Stories of Activism in Sheffield, 1960-present project has been conducting interviews with activists from around the city. The city centre and its immediate surrounding areas are an important part of their stories. Join poet River Wolton and others as we trace the City’s activist past and present through its buildings, landmarks and streets. The stories we tell will bring to life again—and update—the famous ‘Radical History Walk’. All participants are invited to add their stories as we walk, and contribute to the project’s growing collection stored at Sheffield Archives.