Thank you for your support and interest during what has been a strange and unsettling year for so many of us. The BCSC is looking ahead to 2021 and all the exciting plans we have in store – we hope that there will be the chance to see you all in person before too long! Below is a quick round-up of the year that has past. We’ll be in touch in the New Year with an update on our 2021 events. For now, stay safe and have a wonderful festive period.
Looking Back…
2020 started with out second research network event, Black Country Landscapes. Hosted at the Black Country Living Museum, we were joined by Tom Hicks (@blackcountrytype), Dr Connie Wan, BCLM researchers Nadia Awal and Clare Weston, Dr David Heesom and Paul Boden. The night covered everything from the paintings of Edwin Butler Bayliss to the latest in Building Information Modelling technology.
We had exciting plans for a series of study days launching in March 2020. Covid-19 and the resulting national lockdowns have meant that they will be revamped and relaunched in 2021, we’ll be in touch with all the details soon!
In early summer BCSC embraced online learning with the launch of its Lockdown Learning series. We’d like to thank all of the brilliant Research Network members who got involved in this initiative. We were also busy supporting the BCLM’s History at Home programme, a fun and fact-filled series for primary school learners.
During summer and early-autumn, we were busy behind the scenes, planning ahead for the future development of the BCSC. Our events returned in October for the spooktacular Black Country Gothic event, in collaboration with University of Wolverhampton’s Gothic Literature Reading Group. We were joined by Dr Nicola Allen, BCLM researchers Nadia Awal and Dr Jenny Gilbert, Professor Keith Gildart and Dr Rob Francis. You can watch the event in full online at the BCSC blog.