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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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Peter Murray

 


Historic England are organising the first ever London History Day on Wednesday 31 May – the date that Big Ben first started keeping time in 1869.

Forty of the capital’s museums and galleries are staging special events and rare displays for one day only. Enjoy delving into London’s diverse historyFrom the treasures of the Thames to the document which granted London its rights and freedoms, family workshops to walking tours and talks.

You can find out more on the Historic England London History Day web page, where you will also find links to book tickets.

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