Birmingham History Day 2019

Location
Large Lecture Theatre - 1st Floor - Arts Building - University of Birmingham - B15 2TT
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students, Teaching
Dates
Saturday 30th November 2019 (10:00-16:30)
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Contact

Dr Malcolm Dick: m.m.dick@bham.ac.uk

James Watt (engraving by John LeConte)

Birmingham History Day provides an opportunity to hear about new history projects and heritage activities in the city.

Organised by the Centre for West Midlands History.

Venue:

Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham B15 2TT. For maps and directions see www.bham.ac.uk and click on Visit at the top of the screen. Arts Building is R16 (Red Zone) on the Edgbaston pdf map.

Fee:

£23 (refreshments and lunch provided). Car parking is free.

Programme

10.00am

Introduction, Dr Malcolm Dick, University of Birmingham.

10.10am

Malcolm Dick, James Watt, The Power to Change the World: James Watt – A Life in 50 Objects (new book).

Dr Kate Croft, ‘Of material service to him’: Margaret Miller Watt and Ann McGregor Watt, wives of James Watt’.

11.10am

Break

11.30am 

Professor Peter Marsh and Justine Pick, ‘The House where the Weather was Made’: A Biography of Chamberlain’s Highbury’ (new book).

Dr Ian Dillamore, The Midlands’ Metal: Nickel in the Service of Man(new book)

12.10pm

‘The News Team’, Norman Bartlam and the children who make up ‘The ‘News Team’ will present a DVD of their latest investigations into Birmingham’s past.  TNT is a stimulating example of how children engage with their local history. 

1.10pm

Lunch

2.00pm

 

 

3.00pm

3.20pm

Corinna Rayner and Tom Epps, Library of Birmingham, ‘An update from Birmingham Archives & Collections and the Partnerships Manager’.

Jo-Ann Curtis and Emma McMullen (Birmingham Museums), ‘Acquisitions and Forthcoming Exhibitions’.

Break

Community history and heritage projects including:

Sandy Robertson (Webster & Horsfall Ltd), ‘Webster & Horsfall: 300 Years of a Birmingham Business’.

Henrietta Lockhart (Winterbourne House and Garden), ‘Treasures from the GKN’ Archive at Winterbourne’.

4.20pm

Final Questions to the speakers.

4.30pm

Finish

There will be a range of books for sale and attendees receive an excellent sandwich lunch with fruit and cakes.

Registration form and payment instructions