Event title:

Culture Cafe - 'Rebellious Hull'

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
11:00 - 13:00
Wilberforce LT2
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Culture Café - Hull: Culture, History, Place

A series of talks celebrating the new University of Hull book written for the City of Culture year and published by the Liverpool University Press. The book is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries.

Title: Rebellious Hull

Speaker: Dr Briony McDonagh, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Hull

Date: Saturday 11/11/2017

Venue: Wilberforce Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Hull

Time: 11am – 1pm


This talk examines the historical geography of early modern Hull, mapping out a now almost completely lost feature of the townscape – the late medieval fortifications – and paying particular attention to events taking place within and atop the old town walls. It does this in part through an examination of two important episodes in the town’s history: the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536-1537 and the refusal of the corporation to admit King Charles I in April 1642, rebellious and defiant moments which loom large in the popular imagination of the city as a place ‘with a different resonance’ (as the film made by the City of Culture bid team put it in 2013). But was Hull really as disobedient a place as we imagine it to have been? 

Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.

Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585


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