This is a new blog which details some of the work that our MCPHH colleagues and other friends are doing during the lockdown. Whilst the very nature of a lockdown may be seen to be the opposite of public, nevertheless we continue to think about and plan our projects in these difficult times. Some colleagues are already making plans to do a different type of public history, which you’ll read about here, and which deploy the various online resources that are available. Other blogs will present the work of colleagues in progress, reflections on earlier public history and heritage activities, or thought pieces about public history projects which will take place at some point in the future.
Most of all we want the blog to be something of interest and enjoyment, and would encourage participation those undertaking public history and/or heritage projects both in Manchester and its regions and beyond. If you would like to contribute, please get touch with me or my colleague Craig Horner. The first blog, from our friend and research associate, Ali Ronan, can be found in the next entry..