The Migration Stories NW regional partners held a great meeting in sunny Lancaster last Friday, 24 November, reflecting on all we’ve achieved on the project over the past two years. A key focus of the meeting was a ‘data hack’ where we explored feedback from our adult and youth volunteers and set this data against the project evaluation plan we had devised at the start of the project. We also discussed our dissemination plans for the final year. Alongside our aim to develop films, a teacher pack and a touring exhibition, there is also a journal article in the pipeline and ideas for further events – so watch this space! Many thanks to the whole team and our amazing participants for everything they have achieved over the past two years.
Alison and Corinna recently presented a paper at the international Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL) conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, discussing the role community heritage can play in global education and how stories from the past can inspire learning for the future. Migration Stories NW project historian, Professor Corinna Peniston-Bird, at the ANGEL Conference in Paris, June 2023
Please join us for a special event to launch the interactive NW migration map created by our project volunteers, featuring around 60 stories of individual women, men and children who have migrated in and out of our region from the Roman period to the mid 20th century. The launch event will celebrate the achievements of everyone involved so far in this National Lottery Heritage Fund project – volunteers, historians, heritage organisations and project partners from around the region – and will introduce the exciting next steps for the project. The event takes place on zoom on Monday 5 December, 6:30-8pm and will involve staff and volunteers from all five regional partner organisations: CDEC in Cumbria, Cheshire Global Learning, Crossing Footprints in Manchester, Global Link in Lancaster and Liverpool World Centre. Please contact Alison to book a place: email@example.com.
Global Link, in partnership with the Basque Children of ’37 Association, is hosting a public talk about the experiences of Basque refugee children who came to Britain and specifically Lancaster in 1937. The event will take place on Thursday 11 August, 2-4pm at the Friends Meeting House in Lancaster. See poster for details. All are welcome!
Our project kicked off in November with a meeting for all partners at the People’s History Museum and Labour History Archive in Manchester. Many thanks to our project consultant historian from Lancaster University, Prof Corinna Peniston-Bird, for coming to support us. It was great to meet everyone and start exploring the possibilities for our project through discussion and hands-on investigation of archive materials!