Manchester Histories Salons

Join us as we explore the history of topics you are passionate about.

Catch Up on the Spring 2021 History Salons!

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In spring 2021, we launched a series of four online Manchester Histories Salons in which we explored the history of topics that you have told us you were interested in learning more about.

We worked with brilliant academics and specialists who, through a series of hour long lunchtime conversations, shared their fascinating research and answered questions from the audience.

Each of the salons were recorded so you are very welcome to watch at your leisure by clicking on the subject titles in bold below which will take you direct to Manchester Histories Youtube channel.

Manchester Histories Salon Recordings

Click on the links below to visit the Salons hosted on Manchester Histories Youtube channel.

Environmental Campaigning and Access to Green Spaces with Dr Jenna Ashton and Helena Craig of Black2Nature

Death and Mourning with Dr Michala Hulme and Dr Sam McCormick

Migration and Communities with Dr Carl Emery and Dr Rachel Lichtenstein

Pets and Pet Loss with Professor Julie-Marie Strange and Diane James of Blue Cross charity

Your Pet Could Feature in a Specially Commissioned Film!

Dr Sophie Everest is a filmmaker working with Professor Julie-Marie Strange and Diane James to make a short film that connects histories of pet companionship and pet loss with people's lives and experiences today. The film will be shown online and potentially on display at the Museum of the Home, London. The team would love to hear from you if you are interested in sharing your story of pet love and loss or want to hear more about the project.

If you have images and footage of your pets, or you with your pets, that you are happy to share with the team for a wider collection project or potentially appear in the film (particularly of pets at home), you can upload them by following this link:

Contact Sophie by email at or phone on 07811 957462. You are under no obligation to take part in the film if you decide to get in touch.

The Next Salons Series - Autumn / Winter 2021

We are busy planning the Autumn / Winter 2021 Manchester Histories Salons series. Do you have a topic would you like us to feature? If there's a subject you feel passionate about or would like to learn more about, we'd love you to get in touch. Please send your ideas to

Watch this space for updates!

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