Living on the Edge: Records of Suburbia
Admired, taken for granted, dismissed – the suburbs provoke diverse reactions. This year’s conference will explore the way in which the history of the suburbs, and those living in them, can be traced through our documentary heritage.
Speakers and panellists include Joanna Smith (Senior Investigator, Historic England), Sally Bevan (Senior Archivist, London Metropolitan Archives), James Ranahan (Collections Archivist, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Research Fellow, Suburban Birmingham Research Project), Professor Deborah Sugg Ryan (Professor of Design History and Theory, University of Portsmouth and author of Ideal Homes: Design, Architecture and Suburban Modernity in England, 1918-39), Sara Kinsey ( Head of Historical Archives, Nationwide Building Society), Rachel Freeman (Church of England Record Centre), Jessica Scantlebury (University of Sussex) and Sally Gilbert (Merchant Taylors’ School).
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