太阳集团A day in the life, your life: History Day 2016
A day in the life, your life: History Day 2016
Being Human festival - University of London hub
The one day event will include historical debate, panel discussions and an open history fair, offering individual research advice
The UK’s only humanities festival, held over 8 days will run over 250 events across 45 cities, with the overall theme of ‘Hope and Fear’.
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It’s not just his story, but her story too. It’s our story in fact, and the annual History Day created by Senate House Library , the Institute of Historical Research and the Committee of London Research Libraries in History has come around again to extend the pleasure and relevance of historical research to all of us.
Are you thinking of doing some historical research, perhaps for a final-year dissertation, postgraduate work, or out of personal interest? Are you an information professional who want to meet other librarians and archivists working with historical collections? Do you want to hear librarians, archivists and leading historians discuss the state of the discipline?
Being Human, is back for a triumphant third year!
History Day is a unique event for undergraduate and postgraduate students, early-career researchers and anyone interested in history. Join us on 15 November to meet librarians and archivists from across London (and beyond) to find out what they have to offer you and your research.
Between 17-25 November activities in 45 towns and cities across the UK will be bringing humanities research to life with over 250 free events. The 2016 programme is themed around ‘Hope and Fear’ and features everything from Martian autopsies in Dundee to ‘phantasmagorias’ in Exeter.
You can participate in a series of historical debates and panel sessions, including a discussion on public history with Professor Lawrence Goldman , Dr Alix Green and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb . The day includes an open history fair showcasing libraries, archives and organisations, offering individual advice for your research.
Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy – this year Being Human features activities organised by over 70 universities and Independent Research Organisations across the country. This includes seven ‘festival hubs’ in Dundee, Exeter, Swansea, Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham and London.
‘It seems particularly timely to be hosting a discussion on public history by leading practitioners, given the recent debates on historical commemoration and the prominence of history in the TV schedules’, explains Dr Matthew Shaw, the IHR librarian.
University of London Hub – ‘Ministry of Hope and Fear’
Senate House is Being Human HQ and the London festival hub. Playing on Senate House’s history as home to the WWII Ministry of Information, but also on Holden’s vision of the building as a unifying beacon of knowledge in a global city, we are planning to transform it into a ‘Ministry of Hope and Fear’.
Jordan Landes, Senate House Libraries’s research librarian in history says ‘History Day is special in providing researchers with direct contact with so many librarians and archivists in one place, opening the doors to outstanding collections in London and beyond.’
Funded by an award from the University of London’s Convocation Trust, we have brought together a packed programme of activities that includes contributions from the School of Advanced Study, UCL, SOAS, Goldsmiths, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Senate House Library and the University of London Institute in Paris.
Panel sessions include:
- Public history, 10.30–11.15am (Professor Lawrence Goldman, Dr Alix Green and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb)
- Libraries versus archives! 11.30am–12:30pm: Dr Julian Harrison(British Library); Isobel Hunter (The National Archives); Victoria Northwood (honorary secretary, British Records Association); Dr Richard Espley and Lesley Ruthven, Goldsmiths)
- Digital research, 2–2.45pm
- Keep calm and use business archives! 3.15–3.45pm: Dr Roy Edwards
There will be a huge amount of activity around Senate House and local area during the festival.
History Day takes place on 15 November 2016 in Senate House, Malet Street, London, W1CE 7HU, 10am–4pm.
Our festival launch on November 17 features pop-up performances from the national programme, a live ‘Hope and Fear’ a Theremin performance from ‘Miss Hypnotique’, mermaids, and Hope and Fear themed food and drink.
We will be offering daily tours of the building, based partly on research into the Ministry of Information being undertaken in SAS. We will be hosting Sound and Fury: an installation will use vintage wireless machinery to bring to life WWII recordings from the British Library’s Sound Archive.
Over at the Warburg Institute, you can experience Humanity and humanities: crisis, rescue and renewal, an exhibition that explores the stories of academic migrants involved in the founding of this unique institution; whilst back in Senate House you can contribute to a living sound archive of the building using artist Hannah Thompson’s Memory Hole Machine.
On Friday 18 November there will be a ‘Night at the Library’ treasure hunt through the stacks of the Art Deco Institute of Historical Research Library, whilst on Saturday 19 there will be a Street Art Workshop that will bring young people into London’s educational hub to create a mural with London-based street artist James Titchnert, and a chance to relive a First World War era Shakespeare Hut with SAS’s own Dr Naomi Paxton.
During the second week of the festival you can go to Archive to Blockbuster – which will see four BME historian pitch ideas for films, based on their research, to film industry experts and a public audience. You can also go to Conceiving Histories, to explore the history pregnancy with artist Anna Burel and Birkbeck literary historian Isabel Davies.
On Thursday 24 we recommend that you indulge in some ‘Gastrophysics’ – a night of food, philosophy and physics courtesy of the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Physics.
These are just a few of the amazing array of activities on offer. The full programme is available here.