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

  • Grounds for Grave Concern: Bristol Municipal Cemeteries Past, Present and Future

    17/01/2019

    Dr Helen Frisby (UWE Bristol) and Dr Stuart Prior (University of Bristol) will tell the multifaceted story of Bristol's municipal cemeteries past, present and future. As well as charting how Bristol has disposed of its dead in the past and nowadays, they will ask what the future might hold for our local cemeteries as our lifestyles and deathstyles continue to change. This event is part of the UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed seminar programme.

  • There wasn't much to do...at least not here: Youthful leisure and identity in rural SW England in the early 20th century

    21/02/2019

    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

    21/03/2019

    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

    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.

Recorded seminars

Past seminars

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