Other CUH Videos

The Centre for Urban History in China and Colombia

In the spring of 2012 staff from the Centre for Urban History at the University of Leicester travelled to China and Colombia. As well as attending conferences the visits were also intended to foster relations between the Centre and other institutions which study urban history. In this video Dr Toby Lincoln talks about the trips,selects his favourite moments, and highlights the benefits for students that can come from international links.

Chicago, Manchester & Interwar Citizenship

Dr Tom Hulme talks about his research at the Centre for Urban History. This video was created as a vodcast by students at the Centre for Urban History.

Using Images in Historical Research

Gillian Murray from the University of Leicester Centre for Urban History presents the basic principles of using images in historical research. She illustrates her points with images from the University's Skinner collection and the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, which have been digitised and are now available at myleicestershire.org.uk, as part of the Manufacturing Pasts project.

Manufacturing Pasts

Professor Simon Gunn of the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, explaining the need for the study of British urban history and how the Manufacturing Pasts project seeks to address that need. Manufacturing Pasts is funded by JISC.

The Bombay Improvement Trust

Dr Prashant Kidambi of the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, talks about the Bombay Improvement Trust.

Promenades and Ringroads - Konrad Smigielski and 1960s Leicester

 

Colin Hyde of the East Midlands Oral History Archive talks about the effects of planning decisions in 1960s Leicester

 

Rebuilding Germany After 1945

Dr Julie Attard of the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester, talks about rebuilding Germany after World War Two. This video was created as a vodcast by students at the Centre for Urban History.

 

The Grand Tour

In this film Professor Sweet talks about her research into the 'Grand Tour' and how people understood their own relationship to classical antiquity.

 

Ring Road!

Colin Hyde of the East Midlands Oral History Archive takes a look at the history of Leicester’s central ring road

 

Off the Map.

Colin Hyde of the East Midlands Oral History Archive takes a look at the former Belgrave Flyover, Leicester

 

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