Our Symposium: Reflections One Month On

Back in July, we hosted our first project symposium, ‘Understanding Place, Memory, and Identity in the Post War City’, at Hull’s Humber Street Gallery. As well as rounding the day up in a blog post by Jim, which you can read here, we also asked our attendees for their own creative responses to the day. Read More…

Our First Report: Community Heritage, Place Identity, and the Built Environment

  People’s relationships to place and to the built environment are an increasingly important part of the heritage landscape. At the mid-point of our project, our first report, Community Heritage, Place Identity, and the Built Environment, explores what we’ve found out so far about the relationship between individual & collective identity, heritage, and place. Over Read More…

“You know, if you’re a Hull person born and bred, that’s in you somewhere”: Hull’s Maritime History (and some Half Blitz news)

Working in Hull, it’s pretty much impossible to undertake a project exploring place, identity, and heritage without thinking about the city’s maritime story. In our latest blog post, Charlotte dedicates a bit of time to sharing some of the memories of Hull’s maritime past (and present) that we’ve collected so far – and shares some Read More…

Hull & Me: Pat Broderick

In this blog series, we talk to people about their connections to Hull and what the city means to them. In this post Pat Broderick tells us about moving to Hull as a ‘Westie’ and never wanting to leave… Thanks for chatting to us! First things first – tell us a bit more about you. Read More…

The Cinema City

Cinemas play an important role in Hull’s past, present, and future. In this blog post we share some of the stories we’ve collected in the past year and explore the place of ‘the pictures’ in people’s stories of the city. If we were to rank the types of place that come up again and again Read More…

Hull & Me: Alison Keld

In this blog series, we talk to people about their connections to Hull and what the city means to them. In this post we chat to Alison Keld about 2017, the impact of the blitz, and nights out dancing in Hull. Thanks for chatting to us! First things first – tell us a bit more Read More…

“East Is East And West Is West”: Narrating Life Stories of Hull Through the East-West Divide

In this latest blog post, Charlotte delves into one of the most prominent – and controversial – themes of our research, the notion of an East-West divide in Hull. Covering rugby rivalries, cultural differences, and storytelling frameworks, this post explores how people use ideas about East Hull and West Hull to structure narratives of their Read More…

Our Hull Mixtape

Following on from our appearance on BBC Radio Humberside earlier this month, and our blog post on Hull’s music history, here’s our Hull Mixtape. Made up of a mix of songs, artists, and musical places shared with us through our oral history interviews, workshops, and on social media. Some are artists ‘from’ Hull, some relate Read More…