Dorset History Day

Dorset History Day


Category: History Talks

Date: 28th Mar 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Bournemouth University, Bournemouth

Phone: 01305 250550

Email: archives@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Booking Required: Yes

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Dorset History Day


Dorset History Centre, in partnership with Bournemouth University, is holding a Dorset History Day at the Lansdowne Campus in Bournemouth on Saturday 28 March 2020. There will be a range of interesting speakers sharing their experiences of running projects and researching the history of Dorset. The talks will include the archaeology of Poole Harbour, contemporary histories and images of the islanders of Portland, the treatment of mental health patients in the 19th century, marking the centenary of the auction of Cerne Abbas village and saving Dorset’s film and sound archives.

Tickets cost £10.00 and include a buffet lunch and refreshments.

There will be the opportunity to network with representatives of local history projects, groups and societies throughout the day. Space for society stands will be available and allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like to have a stand at this event or have further questions please contact the Dorset History Centre.

See below for the detailed programme:

9.30 – 10.00 Arrival & Registration

10.00 – 10.10 Welcome

10.10 – 11.00 Private Patients in Pauper Palaces: Herrison Hospital through its archives – The history of the treatment of mental health in Victorian and Edwardian times through the stories of patients in Herrison hospital. John Clews, PhD Researcher, Exeter University

11.00 – 11.20 Cerne Abbas 1919: The Sale of a Village – How Cerne Abbas Historical Society marked the centenary of the auction of the village by the Pitt Rivers estate in 1919

11.20 – 11.35 Break

11.35 – 12.25 Think Global, Act Local: communities, connections, and industry in Poole Harbour, an archaeological perspective Daniel Carter, Postgraduate Researcher at Bournemouth University, Project Officer at AC Archaeology Ltd

12.25 – 12.40 Bournemouth University History department speaker TBC

12.40 – 13.40 Lunch

13.40 – 14.30 The Rock; above and below – The contemporary story of the islanders of Portland and how they have shaped the landscape and how it has shaped them. Professor Paul Wenham-Clarke, Professor of Photography at Arts University Bournemouth

14.30 – 15.00 Updates from local projects and societies

15.00 – 15.20 Saving Dorset Film – The story of a significant Heritage Lottery project to safeguard this fascinating Dorset film and sound archive – Trevor Bailey, Windrose Rural Media Trust

15.20 – 15.35 Break

15.35 – 15.50 Closing speaker – Kate Adie – Broadcaster, author and Chancellor of Bournemouth University

15.50 – 16.00 Close

The venue is a 5 minute walk from Bournemouth Railway Station and a 2 minute walk from the Cotlands Road Car Park.



Bournemouth University
Lansdowne Campus, Executive Business Centre, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8EB United Kingdom

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