Peter Murray

 

The Institute of Historical Research with the Centre for Metropolitan history are running a project called Stray Voices which aims to stimulate insights into the buried stories of homeless men and women whose voices remain silent or unheeded within the historical record.

Can exploring the images and realities of vagrancy sharpen our understanding of ‘settled’ communities, which have otherwise been articulated from a sedentary perspective?

Involving specialists in the history of vagrancy, creative practitioners, community activists, members of the public and those who have experience of homelessness, the project will look at how history has shaped our preconceptions relating to those with ‘no fixed abode’.

As part of the project there will be series of participative events – including a two-day conference, a research-guided walk, and a forum theatre workshop – details of which can be found here.

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