There are 6 weeks left for my part of the CMH project, and so you might think it is nearly time for me to start winding down the blog. Not so! Instead of closing it down we are instead going to open it up. They’ll be new authors and topics, as we morph it into a … Continue reading Past, Present, Future
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‘Within the Walls’: Heritage Values and the Historic City – three new collaborative PhD posts
Today I have some exciting news to share that you might have heard about from other sources but that is very much worth mentioning here. Funding has been secured for three new PhD studentships in partnership between the University of York and the City of York Council. They will look at the value of heritage, using … Continue reading ‘Within the Walls’: Heritage Values and the Historic City – three new collaborative PhD posts
The York: A City Making History Project needs YOU
It’s now that time in the project where we are looking for people to help us. Whilst I can just about catalogue the archive in the time available, I won’t be able to package everything to modern preservation standards on my own. This is where you come in! The idea is that I catalogue at … Continue reading The York: A City Making History Project needs YOU
Taking Stock of ‘A City Making History’
It’s now week 33 of this project, and I thought it would be a good time to take a step back and look at what I’ve done so far. I’m going to give a recap of Phases 2-4 of the project and then talk about what I’m doing for Phase 5 over the next four weeks. … Continue reading Taking Stock of ‘A City Making History’
A warm welcome to York Press readers!
Hello and welcome to those of you who have read about the City Making History project in the York Press and come along to find out more. This blog is the story of the cataloguing project, where I talk about what I’m doing, why and how. If you’d like more background info about the project, … Continue reading A warm welcome to York Press readers!
Local democracy (week) in York
This week is Local Democracy Week, so I thought I’d post a little bit of background about how local democracy has developed in York. Democracy has various facets, including voting, standing for office, knowing what decisions are made and the reasons behind them, monitoring spending and influencing the decision making process. Wealth, occupation, personal connections, … Continue reading Local democracy (week) in York
Less Process More Pictures!
My last few posts have been quite process-heavy, but now I've finished my initial research phase and moved on to looking at the material I’ll be able to blog more about individual records. However, you don’t have to wait for my posts to see lots of archive images because there is now a new (and free!) … Continue reading Less Process More Pictures!
The project gets underway
Welcome to the very first post of the York: A City Making History blog! I'm Justine, the project archivist and over the next 15 or so months I will use this space to share my journey cataloguing the 800+ years worth of records that make up the York civic archive. York: A City Making History … Continue reading The project gets underway