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The Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research (CRLHR), established in 1995, reflects the particular strength of regional and local history at Teesside University.
CRLHR members are involved in a number of regional and local projects.
CRLHR organises regular conferences, day schools, seminars and talks - all are open to both the academic and wider communities.
In September 2015 CRLHR is hosting a major conference to mark 20 years of regional and local history at Teesside University.
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CRLHR has offered a joint day school with Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society at Teesside University for the past 18 years. 2014's day school was on the theme of War and Memory in Cleveland, focusing on experiences of the First World War. It attracted around 100 attendees who later commented, 'the day was instructive and successful', 'an illuminating day', 'the day seemed to fly by', 'well organised'.
In 2015 the subject is Diaries.
CRLHR runs regular seminar series which are open to past and present students and staff at the University and to the local community. It attracts regional, national and international speakers.
Research seminar series
CRLHR also offers occasional talks from visiting scholars. Future speakers include Dr Catriona Kennedy, University of York on 27 May 2015 to mark the bicentenary of Waterloo.
CRLHR staff give regular talks to academic and local forums.
CRLHR members are invited to The New North East, a free one-day symposium at the University of Sunderland on 13 July 2015. This interdisciplinary gathering focuses on our region bringing together scholars and practitioners working in the field of cultural studies - history, literature, linguistics, visual arts and media studies.
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CRLHR works closely with the North East Film Archive housed in the University.
Since 1991 CRLHR has published a series of peer reviewed papers on a wide range of topics in the history of north-eastern England. First World War memorials and community in North East England by Denise Coss will be published in November 2014.
Papers in North East England history
CRLHR has enduring links with the wider community. It holds regular conferences at the University in association with the Cleveland and Teesside History Society.
The CRLHR became a constituent part of the Arts and Humanities Research Centre for North East England History, based at each of the five North East universities, which continue to work closely together as the
North East England History Institute (NEEHI) which has held a series of conferences and symposia, as well as an international colloquium on Regions and Regionalism in History.
There is a vibrant postgraduate community conducting doctoral research into regional and local topics. Recent completions have been: Rebecca Roberts, Roberts, '"Two meane fellows grand projectors": the self-projection of Sir Arthur Ingram and Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex, 1600-45, with particular reference to their houses' (2012); Janette Garrett, 'Northumberland, 1408-70' (2014).
Current PhD students include Michael Lovelock, 'The Scopes and the wardenship of the English West March, 1570-1603'; Judith Philips, 'Nationality, gender, social status and cultural aspiration in mid-19th century France and England: Joséphine Bowes (1825-74), collector and museum creator'; Kevin Price 'Narratives of place: A case study of Hartlepool's Headland'.
As well as presenting papers at academic conferences and seminars, the postgraduates took part in Middlesbrough's Local History Month and are subsequently giving talks to local community groups including the Retired Men of Guisborough, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Constituency Labour Party Women's Forum and Great Ayton's Women's Forum.
In 2013 postgraduates inaugurated TeesHist - an annual postgraduate and early career researcher symposium series. The theme of TeesHist2014's symposium is 'Politics beyond Parliament: Protest and Dissent in Historical Perspective' which will be held at Teesside University on 5 September 2015.
In addition Teesside University hosted a postgraduate round table chaired by Professor Keith Wrightson from Yale University in May 2014. This is a regular event at Teesside University.
Heritage studies takes place across teaching and research activities within our Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts. Our research projects involve collaborations with other institutions and non-academic partners, especially local and national heritage organisations.
Heritage studies at Teesside University
We value the research of our academics for the public good and because it guarantees our teaching looks at the past with a critical eye, is abreast of the contemporary moment, and weaves the fabric of the future.
Art and Design
The English research group is a diverse and dynamic community of researchers and practitioners working in a range of literary, cultural and creative fields.
History forms a long-standing centre of research excellence and scholarship within the University across modern and contemporary political history to regional and local, cultural and intellectual history.