Unofficial Histories 2012: London

Thanks to everyone who attended the first Unofficial Histories conference on Saturday 19 May 2012. 

Feedback from 2012 conference:

  • “Great conf, excellent selection of speakers. Feeling inspired.”
  • “Inspired 1st Unofficial Histories conference.”
  • “Enjoyed all the people and papers #UH12 history, politics and activism, what could be better Congrats to organisers More next year please”
  • “Thanks for bringing together #UH12 at Bishopsgate Institute today!”
  • “Great at Bishopsgate today, lots of papers about public history, identity, political activism.”
  • “Thanks to all the organisers and speakers at #UH12 today. The Unofficial Histories conference was great!”
  • “What a great day – huge thanks for organising it so well and keeping it all to time – a huge feat! it was a really interesting /provoking/friendly day.  And the food was fab!”
  • “Just wanted to thank you for the conference on Saturday.  It was an interesting day, with an abundance not only  of good papers, but also of good food! “
  • “I just wanted to say how much I got out the day, how splendidly it was organised, and what an extremely vital, valuable, and timely venture Unofficial Histories clearly is.”

Several speakers have since blogged about the conference:

  • Hilda Kean has blogged about the conference on her website
  • Cath Feely has written the conference in a recent post on her blog
  • Rosa Ainley has discussed the conference on her blog
  • Katy Beinart has also blogged about the conference on her blog

A conference report, written by the organisers, was recently published in History Workshop Journal No. 75 (Subscription required) 

Missed it?

If you missed the 2012 conference, you can see what went on by viewing the Unofficial Histories 2012 conference programme and the Unofficial Histories 2012 conference abstracts. 

Unofficial Histories 2012 was kindly supported by The History Workshop Journal