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The front cover of Paul Furness’ new pamphlet
17th December 2014
State Room, Mansion House
St Helen’s Square
Join us in the state room at the Mansion House to celebrate 2014’s amazing community history and heritage projects and to look ahead to what’s coming up in 2015.
Book a free place
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution, by York-born Christopher Hill, is one of the most famous of a wave of radical histories written in the late 20th century – all of which place the emphasis not on kings and elites but on history from the perspective of the people, ‘from below’. This event aims to celebrate and inspire histories of York not-often told and histories told by people who live here.
As part of the event we will also be launching York: A Walk on the Wild Side: Tales of Riots, Rebellion and Revolution by Paul Furness – in which Christopher Hill’s York story is told. Alongside Paul a range of different people and projects will do a 3 minute turn to get you excited and inspired for 2015. We will plan this a bit like a history-version of an open mike night…so if you have something you want to shout about let us know!
Speakers will include:
Richard Brigham and Lianne Brigham, ‘York Past and Present’
John Oxley (City of York Council, City Archaeologist) ‘York, a community of investigators: Cooperation and collaborations”
Helen Graham (University of Leeds) ‘York: Living with History research project’
Paul Furness, ‘Introducing…York: A Walk on the Wild Side: Tales of Riots, Rebellion and Revolution
This event is organized by York’s Alternative History and the University of Leeds and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, through a research project ‘How should decisions about heritage be made?’ / York: Living with History project.