Culture Café - Hull: Culture, History, Place - Series 2
The second series of talks celebrating the University of Hull's new 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: 'Memory on the Waterfront in Late Twentieth-century Hull'
Speaker: Dr Jo Byrne, Research Manager, Culture Place and Policy Institute, University of Hull
Date: Saturday 14/04/2018
Venue: Wilberforce Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Hull
Time: 11am – 1pm
In the later twentieth century Hull’s maritime industries faced modernisation, transition and at times crisis, heralding change within the city’s dockside communities. Oral histories reveal stories of disruption, adaptation and resilience by those whose lives were tied to the fortunes and practices of Hull’s extensive waterfront. Beginning in the years following the second world war and concluding with the struggle for remembrance in the present day, eye witnesses narrate the journey as a distinctive way of living became an aspect of maritime heritage.
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.
Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew
Telephone: 01482 466585