History of Youth and Community Conference 13- 15 March 2015

Seventh History of Youth and Community Work Study Conference

Hinsley Hall, Leeds

13-15 March 2015

As with the earlier gatherings, it will include a mix of plenary sessions, workshops and ‘surprise’ events. Amongst the plenary speakers will be Michael Snape from Birmingham University, a well-known historian of Christianity and war in the modern world. His talk is titled ‘Barclay Baron: A settlement worker goes to war’.

A second plenary speaker will be Carol Dyhouse from the University of Sussex, a social historian and much published author, who will be talking on ‘Girl Trouble: Panic in the History of Young Women’.

The speakers for the third plenary will be Sarah Banks and Andrea Armstrong from Durham University. Their presentation will review the lessons and legacies of the Community Development Projects of the 1970s.

Symposiums are also planned on the history of Community and Youth Work Education and Training and on the Historical Development of Youth Work Curricula.

The breadth of workshops is always impressive covering an enormous range of topics linked to the history of youth work, adult education and community work. As before some of these will focus on the historical development of practice in countries outside the UK.

The organisers state: ‘We hope that this conference will be once again a relaxed gathering of enthusiasts keen to talk to and learn from each other.’

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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