The network will run four workshops and two history harvests between October 2019 and October 2021. More details will appear here as things develop. The current planned events are as follows:
14 October 2019. Workshop 1
Genealogies, Genetics and Family Histories (Oxford Brookes)
This workshop explored how people conceptualise the family as a lineage, focusing on popular engagement with genealogies, family histories, ancestry genetics, and the relationship between family histories and cultural heritage. A report of this event can be found here.
26 May and 2 June 2021. Workshop(s) 2
Imagining the Family – two 2 hour online events via Zoom for which you can register here.
For any queries with registration, please contact email@example.com.
These workshops will focus on what, why, and when family members transmit representations of their families across generations, in both private and public domains. These workshops will be held on consecutive weeks, enabling workshop participants and the public to work together to explore the meaning of family photographs for individuals, families, academics, and professional organisations.
Programme for 26 May (5.30pm ACST / 9am BST / GMT + 1 hour): Now full – registration closed
Corrine Ball – ‘Family ties – telling the difficult stories of Adelaide’s Destitute Asylum’
Leanne Calvert – ‘Objects of affection? Imagining the family through material culture’
Katie Barclay – ‘Counting the family: account books and family identity
Laura King – ‘Picturing the dead? Families and photos in twentieth century Britain
Programme for 2 June (5.30pm ACST / 9am BST / GMT + 1 hour): Now full – registration closed
Dolly Mackinnon – ‘Blood relatives and forged tombstones: inheriting the 18th-century Meyler family in Bristol and Jamaica’
Jane McCabe – ‘Finding Kalimpong: curiosity, cognitive dissonance and collectively in a ‘Three-World’ family history’
Ashley Barnwell – ‘Family history, settler time and anachronism: looking at the photography of Thomas Dick’
Lukasz Krzyzwowski and Loretta Baldassar – ‘Imagining the family through transnational social networks’
September 2021: Workshop 3
Emotional Objects (Leeds) & History Harvest 2: Books, Bibles and Albums
This workshop and its associated History Harvest, will focus on family bibles, scrapbook albums, recipe-books, and ‘family books’ that have semi-legal status in proving lineage (in countries like Germany or Japan). Together academics, heritage professionals, and members of the public will interrogate these sources as tangible projections of lineage, family, and emotion and explore questions of the relationship between them.
Summer (TBC) 2022 Workshop 4
Storytelling: Intangible Inheritances (Oxford Brookes)
Stories, beliefs and values are critical to the formation of the family. This workshop explores how families transmit such intangible inheritances across generations to illuminate how and when they evolve, establish what explains their resilience, and analyse why particular stories move from the personal to public domain in autobiographies, biographies, popular histories and heritage sites