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November 2019

Black Country Studies Research Network Launch

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Council Room MA221 University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1LY United Kingdom
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The Black Country stands at a pivotal moment in its history. The increasing momentum of the 4th Industrial Revolution, the creation of devolved government through the West Midlands Combined Authority and potentially divisive social, economic and political issues arising, all play a role in this. Amidst this constantly shifting landscape,…

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February 2020

Black Country Studies Research Network II: Black Country Landscapes

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Black Country Living Museum, Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road
Dudley, West Midlands DY1 4SQ United Kingdom
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Tom Hicks Multi Storey Wolverhampton

Image: Multistorey, Wolverhampton by Tom Hicks - Black Country Type The Black Country landscape has always been, and remains, diverse. From the bucolic idyll of the Leasowes to the once-smoking chimneys’ of Chances; the fossil-rich limestone of the Wren’s Nest to the tainted earth where the Blue Billies once smouldered;…

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June 2021

The Nostalgia Series Part II: Nostalgia and Oral History with Dr Rosalind Watkiss Singleton

June 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online – Zoom,

Introducing the Nostalgia Series Nostalgia is a contentious issue. Whilst for some it is a harmless, helpful, rose-tinted view of the past, it has also been viewed critically, as a form of regressive, reactionary and sentimental escapism. Yet there is a steadily increasing body of work that reassesses nostalgia in…

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July 2021

The Nostalgia Series Part III: Dr Tom Mercer – The Psychology of Nostalgia

July 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – Zoom
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Introducing the Nostalgia Series   Nostalgia is a contentious issue. Whilst for some it is a harmless, helpful, rose-tinted view of the past, it has also been viewed critically, as a form of regressive, reactionary and sentimental escapism. Yet there is a steadily increasing body of work that reassesses nostalgia…

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