Heritage

In this section there is information and articles on heritage concerning: the professional sector; local conservation and access; the built environment and national moods and policies. Features here will be added to over time and will include information and advice on accessing the heritage sector, careers and volunteer activities.

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  • My Favourite History Place: Keswick

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    Adventure is a buzz word in the tourist trade and this old market town with under 5,000 residents advertises that it is the Lake District’s Adventure Capital. There is plenty to justify the title – the challenges of mountaineering on foot, bicycle or climbing-rope, swimming, canoeing, sailing, dragon-boat racing, hang-gliding and...

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  • Out and About with homing pigeons in the Great War

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    Trevor James emphasises the role and importance of ‘messenger’ pigeons on the Western Front. Amidst the one-hundredth anniversary commemorations of the ending of the Great War, there has been a sudden burst of interest, in such varying locations as both Houses of Parliament and the Antiques Roadshow, in the role...

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  • The German prisoner-of-war camp in Dorchester

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    Dave Martin investigates why there is a war memorial for German soldiers, ‘buried in a foreign field’, in a Dorset churchyard.

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  • ‘The story of her own wretchedness’: heritage and homelessness

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    David Howell uses eighteenth-century beggars at Tintern Abbey as a starting point for his research into the use of heritage sites by the homeless. In 1782, the Reverend William Gilpin published his Observations on the River Wye, a notable contribution to the emerging picturesque movement. A key element of his work is a commentary on Tintern Abbey....

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  • My Favourite History Place: Edinburgh's Royal Mile

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    Maggie Wilson whets our appetite for exploration of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Edinburgh’s Royal Mile runs between the Castle and Holyrood Palace. In addition to these and other well-known sites such as St Giles Cathedral, John Knox’s house, the Canongate Tolbooth and Canongate Kirk, and stories of Deacon Brodie, David Hume, James Boswell, Robert Burns and, obviously,...

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  • Out and About in Oxford

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    The Sheffield Branch of the Historical Association is a very active one. In addition to our monthly meetings we organise a range of study visits, from one-day trips to longer residential tours in the UK and occasionally in mainland Europe. In recent years, these have included visits to Portsmouth, Lincoln and Newark, Newcastle and Northumberland, and the battlefields of Waterloo....

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  • A tale of two Turings

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    Among the posthumous attempts to celebrate his scientific importance, alongside recognition of the unwarranted injustices to which he was subjected, two important statues to Alan Turing are highlighted by Dave Martin. Article taken from The Historian 136

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  • My Favourite History Place: The Guild Chapel

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    Trevor James highlights a very important building to visit and celebrate during the HA's Annual Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon in May 2018. Article taken from The Historian 136

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  • Paris: 50 Years on from the Great War, 2 August 1964

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    Just over 50 years ago, Chris Wrigley, a past President of the Historical Association, while a sixth-former, witnessed a highly significant historic re-enactment in Paris to mark the anniversary of the start of the Great War. Article taken from The Historian 136

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  • My Favourite History Place: Hadrian’s Wall

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    Choosing Hadrian’s Wall as one of my favourite places is a bit of a cheat, really, as it is a 73-mile-long (80 Roman miles) wall punctuated with a whole range of 20 individual sites each worth a visit; from mile castles and forts to desolate sections with fabulous views or...

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  • A tale of two statues

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    Dave Martin relates how the statue of one of our imperial ‘heroes’ prompted a campaign to have it taken down while the statue of another imperial ‘hero’ prompted a fund-raising campaign for its repair. As the tide of Empire ebbed across the globe vestiges of British rule remained, some great,...

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  • Public History Courses

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    Undergraduate University of Hertfordshire Public History is a minor option at the University of Hertfordshire. It can be combined with other humanities subjects in the following courses: BA (Hons) English Language & Communication with Public History BA (Hons) English Literature with Public History BA (Hons) History with Public History BA...

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  • The use of personal heritage in education

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    In this podcast Dr Nick Barratt discusses the use of personal heritage in education.

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  • Research Methods in Heritage, Museums & Galleries

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    Reading List for those interested in research methods in heritage, museums and galleries from Newcastle University... Essential Reading Dicks, Bella, From Mine to Museum: The Evolution of Heritage in the Rhondda in Heritage, place, and community by Dicks, Bella University of Wales Press, 2000  Dicks, Bella, Heritage and Local Memory in...

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  • Heritage, Museum and Gallery Education

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    Heritage, Museum and Gallery Education reading list provided by Newcastle University  Essential Reading Anderson, David, A common wealth : museums and learning in the United KingdomDepartment of National Heritage, 1997 Cracknell, S. & Corbishley, M., Presenting Archaeology to Young PeopleCouncil for British Archaeology, 1986.   Henson, Donald, Archaeology in the English national...

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  • Council for British Archaeology Back Catalogue

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    CBA Research Report Series ISSN 0589-9036 1 1955 Romano-British villas: some current problemsQuarto, 26pp, figures, no ISBN out of printonline 2 1955 The recording of architecture and its publicationCBA Medieval Research CommitteeQuarto, 3pp no ISBN out of printonline 3 1955 The investigation of smaller domestic buildingsCBA Post-Medieval Research CommitteeQuarto, 4pp,...

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  • Volunteering in Heritage

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    How to: get a volunteering placement in heritage Rachel Clark, Volunteering Adviser, National Trust  has written a useful mini guide to getting a volunteering placement which can be found here... Volunteering with Heritage Organisations There are many different organisations across the UK dedicated to preserving our cultural heritage. If you want to...

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  • Heritage Management & Education

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    1. Liverpool Hope University Museum and Heritage Studies (MA, PG Cert, PG Dip) This newly-developed programme has been designed in close partnership with one of the world's great museum organisations. National Museums Liverpool (NML) attracts 3.3 million visitors a year. Its collections are among the most varied in Europe and contain everything from...

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  • Archaeology

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    The Council for British Archaeology have produced a guide to getting involved in archaeology. Across the UK there are regional community groups undertaking practical field work; there are colleges and universities offering part-time courses – all of whom are keen to hear from you. It doesn't matter where you live...

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  • The National Trust

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    The National Trust was founded in 1895 by three Victorian philanthropists - Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. Concerned about the impact of uncontrolled development and industrialisation, they set up the Trust to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened...

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