Volunteer and get involved

FrancescaHistory of Place is a nationally important social history programme that charts the lives of deaf and disabled people from the middle ages until the late 20th Century. History of Place will explore and animate eight built heritage sites, unveiling the stories of the people who inhabited or designed these places.

There will be a range of ways people can get involved in this project across the eight locations, including creative workshops, talks and tours, archive and research groups and filmmaking workshops for young people. Please sign up here for our newsletter so we can keep you up to date with news and events as the project unfolds.

Read our blog to discover how the project is developing and find out how you can join in, or contact Francesca Lashmar for more details.

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@Gurdur I'm working on @H_O_P which includes a medieval hospital visited by Chaucer. Retweeted by History of Place

Many thanks to @BLMedieval who posted this: blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanus… on medieval disability + illness, largely because I was pestering them.

Excellent article about the importance of the work we are doing with @H_O_P and the Grove Road collection twitter.com/Accentuate_UK/… Retweeted by History of Place

@AppleyardFox @H_O_P I had the privilege of meeting Ken Davis. Inspirational really does apply in his case. Retweeted by History of Place

Grace Morgan's detective work on the forgotten epidemic of 'sleepy sickness' in Bristol historyof.place/restless-sleep… pic.twitter.com/B08IR0aJMV

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I have some interesting stories of 3 women I met 20 years ago who'd been in insitutions btwn them for 150 years. twitter.com/H_O_P/status/7… Retweeted by History of Place

.@CaroleAnneDavie @designcfw @inclusivehome @HabintegPaul Liberation architecture. twitter.com/H_O_P/status/7… Retweeted by History of Place

Escaping the institution: how Maggie + Ken Davis moved into their own home 40 yrs ago today historyof.place/a-place-in-soc… pic.twitter.com/cuWZCkWhW6

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Blog post about our Oral History training delivered by @FionaCosson in Liverpool historyof.place/speaking-your-…