Regional History Centre news

Romancing the Gibbet: Public punishment and local memory in the Georgian West Country

15 November 2014

This multi-media Being Human Festival event began with an illustrated talk by Professor Steve Poole on this and other crime scene executions in the West Country and concluded with a specially commissioned performance by poet Ralph Hoyte and artist Michael Fairfax involving poetry, sculpture, music, and sound installation.

Regional History Centre a partner in South Glos Council’s Heritage Lottery Funded ‘A Forgotten Landscape’ Project

4 November 2014

A partnership of private and public organisations, including UWE’s Regional History Centre, has been granted £1,017,200 for the 3.5 year Landscape Partnership project ‘A Forgotten Landscape’. The project will start in January 2015 and aims to restore the heritage of part of the Lower Severn Vale Levels.

RHC wins REACT grant for Ghosts in the Garden heritage project

April to July 2012

Thanks to a £46,000 grant from REACT the Regional History Centre worked with Bristol media start up company Splash and Ripple, and the Holburne Museum on an innovative digital research project in Bath's historic Sydney Gardens.

Writing the West conference

11 and 12 May 2012

This conference assesses the impact of writing and writers associated with the South West from the earliest records to the twentieth century – sometimes by insiders looking out, and sometimes by outsiders looking in.

RHC and Redcliffe Press announce joint publishing programme

27 January 2012

UWE's Regional History Centre and  Bristol publishers Redcliffe Press are to join forces to publish a series of regional history studies covering Bristol and its hinterland.

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