The Regional History Centre seminar series
In partnership with M Shed, the Regional History Centre runs a monthly evening research seminar in the Learning Studio at M Shed, Bristol. All the seminars are held on a Thursday, start at 18:00 and are free to attend.
View the Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme 2018-19 (758 KB) to find out about all our upcoming seminars.
- There wasn't much to do...at least not here: Youthful leisure and identity in rural SW England in the early 20th century
Dr Laura Harrison (UWE Bristol) will explore the leisure experiences of young people in rural communities, drawing upon evidence from personal accounts of growing up in the south west of England in the early twentieth century.This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.
- Victorian to present day Bristol in three dimensions
Dr Bob Pryce will present some new 3D audio visual shows for the big screen, depicting Bristol's past and present with new stereo photographs of Bristol and Clifton related to Victorian views. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.
- William Canynges, late merchant of Bristol: Constructing an After-life before Death
Dr Clive Burgess (Royal Holloway, University of London) will discuss William Canynges (c.1402 – 1474), one of Bristol's most famous late medieval citizens, his association with John Carpenter, bishop of Worcester, and the devotional programme to which an eminent Bristolian might aspire both for the benefit of his soul and of the broader community. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.
- From Carolina to Kingswood: Boston King's Story of Slavery, Salvation and Sedition in Eighteenth-Century Bristol
Dr Ryan Hanley (University College, London) will discuss Kingswood School's unlikely place in black British history. Here, in 1794, a veteran from the losing side of the American Revolutionary War sat down to record his life story. Today, Boston King's memoir is regarded as one of the classic 'slave narratives' of the eighteenth century.This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.
- Looking out from the edge of the world: Bristol, Gascony and Iberia in the later Middle Ages
- Our Zoo: The relationship between Bristol Zoo Gardens and its neighbours
- The Norman Lords of Bristol