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Staffordshire History Day

Staffordshire History Day

Staffordshire History Day

Free Online Event via Zoom

7th May 2022 

10am - 3:30pm 


As many FHSC members also have an interest in neighbouring Staffordshire this event may be of intereest 


The Staffordshire History Day is an annual event which brings together historians, researchers, local history societies and members of the public, together with their partners at Keele University and Birmingham University, to explore and discover the stories of the people and places of Staffordshire.

After a two year break Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service are hosting the History Day online for the first time.

You are invited to join via Zoom to celebrate our history and the new Staffordshire History Centre project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.



10.00 Welcome and celebration of the Staffordshire History Centre Project - Joanna Terry, Head of Archives and Heritage

10.30 Research Paper: To put all to hazard: Motivations of Gentry Participants at the Battle of Blore Heath - Mark Hinsley, Keele University

10.45 Research Paper: A Moral Weapon: Recreational Reform and Wednesbury Town Hall Organ - Mie Berg, Midlands History Centre, Birmingham University

11.00 Questions

11.15 Break

11.30 Keynote: Forging Ahead – Dr Malcolm Dick in Conversation with Dr Simon Briercliffe

12.15 Victoria County History News - Dr Andrew Sargent, Keele University

12:30 County Archaeology News - Shane Kelleher MCIfA, County Archaeologist

12:45 Lunch

13.45 Welcome back - Joanna Terry, Head of Archives and Heritage

13.50 Keynote: A Case for the Ordinary: Staffordshire Asylums and the patient experience - Lucy Smith, PhD Researcher, Keele University

14.30 Keynote: Staffordshire Enamels: People, Place and Production - Dr John Grayson, Staffordshire University

15.15 Plenary

15.30 Close


Link to register and book your place -


Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts