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.
16 – 17 April 2020. Workshop 2
Imagining the Family (Adelaide) & History Harvest 1: Family Photographs
We have had to postpone our April event in Adelaide due to Covid19
This workshop and associated History Harvest will focus on what, why, and when family members transmit representations of their families across generations, in both private and public domains. The workshop and history harvest will be held on consecutive days, enabling workshop participants and the public to work together to explore the meaning of family photographs for individuals, families, academics, and professional organisations.
Sep 2020 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.
Apr 2021 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