News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.
The Street Heritage Research Group is a newly formed group, consisting of a loose network of academics, local historians, activists, campaigners, artists and performers.
The group seeks to further the research and public understanding of all aspects of Street Heritage. The group offers a forum where interested parties can meet to discuss all aspects of street heritage, from curating, understanding and protecting street heritage to how street heritage can be the focus for the creative arts and political campaigning.’
The group is holding a one-day conference called On the Streets at the University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute on 1st December: ‘The meeting will feature a number of presentations from historians, archaeologists, political activists, writers and artists. Subjects will range from the history of the modern street, to everyday items of street furniture to ideas about public and private space, street trees and alternative ways to think about our streets.’ The group’s organising committee and the conference speakers include a number of prominent members of the Sheffield street-tree campaign.
Further details of the group and the conference can be found here: https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/shrg/the-street-heritage-research-group
Dr. Sheldon Hall
Reader in Film and Television
Department of Humanities
Room Owen 1136
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield S1 1WB
Tel. 0114 225 6224 / 07845 704 205