Invitation to conference: Leeds in Context


Invitation to conference: Leeds in Context

– ‘Space and Place in Leeds: Locating histories in City Geographies’,

This year’s annual ‘Leeds in Context’ one-day conference hosted by Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University explores the synthesis of Leeds’ past and present through its urban spaces. ‘Space and Place in Leeds: Locating histories in city geographies’ considers history’s imprint on the built environment, development and identity of Leeds and past socio-cultural, economic and political uses of the city’s spaces.

Speakers include:

Katrina Navickas (University of Hertfordshire) who will be discussing ‘The spaces of popular politics in Leeds during the age of revolution and reform, 1789-1848’.

Steve Burt (Museum Director, Royal Armouries) talking about green spaces in Leeds ‘Passion, vision and pragmatism: Roundhay Park to City Park – public space as a solution to the ills of Leeds’; Leif Jerram (University of Manchester), who will be contextualising and challenging our notions of space and place in his paper ‘Making Spaces, Making Places, Making Cities’. 

Simon Bradley (University of Huddersfield) presenting on ‘The past is present:
an oral history audiowalk of Holbeck.’

Time and place

9 April 2011
9.30-16.00, Leeds Metropolitan University, Broadcasting Place, LS2 9EN.

Refreshments will be provided. Delegate rate £20, concessionary rates
£10/£5. To book a place visit the online store here.