Collaborative Doctoral Award: Nostalgia and the transformation of working-class heritage

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In collaboration with Durham University and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (via the Northern Bridge Consortium) we are excited to invite applications for a Collaborative Doctoral Award: Nostalgia and the transformation of working-class heritage’.

We want Beamish to be a place where everyone feels welcome and everyone’s story is valued.  Celebrating and sharing the experiences of people whose lives, loves, backgrounds and experiences of the world differ but all people who are connected to the north east.  Sometimes this might mean telling stories that are not comfortable to  hear but which have nonetheless shaped the people and the region we live in today and continue to impact our understanding of the world.

Beamish is keen to revisit some of our current displays and uncover the shared histories of a more globally connected working class. This requires understanding what current visitors value about Beamish (and working-class history) as well as identifying how working-class heritage might better reflect the colonial context, membership and movement of the British working class.

This research will not only help to strengthen Beamish’s position as a leading voice on the working class in the north east, but will bring together a more diverse range of stories and experiences in the ongoing exploration of our shared history.

Sorry, but this vacancy is no longer available