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Call for contributions for SHCG Conference 2022 is now open!

Regenerating Communities through Social History

We are intending to hold SHCG conference 2022 in the Leeds area but with the ability for online or pre-recorded contributions/papers.

Deadline for submission 18 February 2022.

Dates for conference TBC – late June/early July 2022


Call for contributions 

SHCG would like to receive proposals of presentations, case studies, round table discussions, activities and workshops on the theme of how museums and other cultural and heritage-based venues are using social history in innovative ways to help engage with and regenerate their local areas and communities.


Guidance on Topics for Discussion

The past two years have been challenging ones for everyone, including museums. However, among these challenges cultural and heritage organisations continue to make a positive impact on their local communities and are often central to regeneration projects. Places in need of regeneration are often those that have suffered following the decline of an industry that was central to the area e.g. fishing, milling, mining, textile production; industries that are now central to many social history museums and their collections.

SHCG Conference 2022 would like to hear from organisations who are or have recently been involved in regeneration projects that include heritage and social history in some way. We invite you to discuss and share examples of how social history can be at the heart of community regeneration.

For more information about how to apply, please see the document below:

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