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Unofficial Histories is a public conference to discuss how society produces, presents, and consumes history beyond official and elite versions of the past.

It aims to open up to examination the ways in which historians, curators, writers, journalists, artists, archivists, geographers, film makers, musicians, playwrights, activists and others, produce and present the past in the public realm, popular culture and in everyday life.

After a successful first conference in May 2012 in London, the second Unofficial Histories conference was held in June 2013 in Manchester. The third Unofficial Histories conference was held in June 2014 in Huddersfield.

“… a coming together of historians – academic, students and members of the public – to look at history as it is being presented today. It stepped out of the straight jacket of academia and actually took history to the public –   an amazing weekend”

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Thank you and goodnight from UH14

Thank you and good night from Unofficial Histories 2014! We hope you had a great time!

We have just about recovered and now have uploaded a ‘links and resources’ page (here) to link information on papers and issues that were discussed over the weekend

Thanks for your feedback so far-  please feel free to email us at unofficialhistories [AT] outlook.com with your comments.

Many thanks to Paul, Liz,  Sue, Jo and Charlotte at the University of Huddersfield for their help with UH14- it would not have happened without them.

Thank you to everyone who came to Unofficial Histories 2014- you make it what it is!

We hope to see you at Unofficial Histories 2015…

  1. Updated Conference Abstracts Online Leave a reply
  2. Unofficial Histories 2014: Final Conference Programme Leave a reply
  3. Conference Abstracts online Leave a reply
  4. Unofficial Histories 2014: registration now open! Leave a reply
  5. Sunday Programme Announced Leave a reply
  6. Unofficial Histories 2014- Draft Programme Online! Leave a reply
  7. Proposals Review Leave a reply
  8. Unofficial Histories 2014- Call for Participation 1 Reply
  9. Save The Date! Unofficial Histories 2014 2 Replies