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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The students at @rsb_liverpool have been working hard to create a sensory story based on the history of their schoo… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

But the wings where Tuke offered innovative care to residents have since been torn down - here's a picture taken in… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

This photo taken in the 1960s shows that the neoclassical was still thriving in the gardens... #ChiswickHouse pic.twitter.com/6MEqV41QKC

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Here it is in 1887, a few years before the Tuke brothers took over historyof.place/deciphering-th… pic.twitter.com/ENO4vcAClM

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Today some pix of @Chiswick_House - a 19th/20th c enlightened private asylum historyof.place/location/chisw… (all courtesy @HistoricEngland)

This house is what remains of a large monastery complex. Tks to @HistoricEngland for use of these pictures.… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Can't go v far back w pix of medieval hospital Maison Dieu, once home to disabled ppl. But some early photos.… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Mapping Mondays Trail Launch will be at #DaDaFest16 in just a few weeks time! Find out more info below. twitter.com/H_O_P/status/7… Retweeted by History of Place

Join our trail of deaf and disabled history @MuseumLiverpool from 21st November dadafest.co.uk/the-festival/e… @DaDaFest