Workhouse Museums Network: Autumn Conference
Poverty, health and the lives of the poor in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
The Workhouse Museums Network exists to bring together all those with an interest in the history of poverty and welfare, the representation of these issues in museums, and the relevance of this complex past to modern social issues.
- From: Thursday 20 September 2018, 9.30 am
- To: Thursday 20 September 2018, 4 pm
- Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Teaching and Learning Building, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University, NG11 8NS
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 19 September 2018, 5.00 pm
This conference will bring together academics, museum professionals, archivists, museum volunteers and members of the public to consider two main themes:
- approaches to pauper biographies in the nineteenth century
- the evolution of the NHS in the twentieth century.
The conference will focus on how the Workhouse Museum Network can facilitate and coordinate voluntary research leading to innovative museum displays and exhibitions at multiple sites.
Reserve your place
This event is open to staff, students, and the public and is free to attend. To confirm your attendance please select 'reserve your place' at the top of the page.
For enquiries please contact Dr Andy Gritt, Head of Department, History, Languages and International Studies, Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
|9.30 am||Registration and Refreshments||Lecture Theatre 2|
Teaching and Learning Building
|10 am – 10.05 am|
Welcome and aims of the day
|10.05 am – 10.40 am|
Engaging with Difficult Pasts in the “Age of Participation”
|10.40 am – 11 am|
Oral history and twentieth –century health care
|11 am – 11.30 am|
Culture of the NHS
|11.30 am – 12.15 pm|
Discussion: Workhouses, healthcare and the NHS: outlining a volunteer research project
|12.15 pm – 1.15 pm||Lunch (not provided)|
|1.15 pm – 1.40 pm|
Pauper microhistories: a case study approach
|1.40 pm – 2.40 pm|
Generalising from the particular: making sense of microhistories
|2.40 pm – 3 pm|
Pauper microhistories in the museum
|3 pm – 3.20 pm|
Paupers, archives and the authorities: the intimacies of pauper lives
|3.20 pm – 4 pm|
Nottingham Trent University
For details about travelling to and parking at the Clifton Campus, please visit the maps and directions pages on the NTU website.