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.

Forthcoming seminars

  • William Canynges, late merchant of Bristol: Constructing an After-life before Death

    18/04/2019

    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

    16/05/2019

    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.

  • 'Homes for Heroes'? Bristol and the Housing and Town Planning Act, 1919

    20/06/2019

    Professor Peter Malpass (UWE Bristol) will set local housing policy and practice in the wider political context created by the first world war and the transition to peace, asking what happened to change the stance of a council that had previously displayed nothing but resistance to municipal housing provision?This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme.

Recorded seminars

Past seminars

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