Out and About: exploring Lancaster’s ‘glocal’ history online and on foot

Historian feature

By Sunita Abraham and Christopher Donaldson, published 29th November 2023

Local landmarks, global stories: Lancaster’s ‘glocal’ history

The city of Lancaster has many important historical landmarks from both the medieval period and the time of the Industrial Revolution. In this article Sunita Abraham and Christopher Donaldson describe the thinking behind a guided historical tour they have devised for the city. This involves engaging with modern technology, placing Lancaster within a meaningful global context and addressing the many highly-sensitive issues that arise from the city’s links to the transatlantic slave trade.

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