Greg Quiery’s ‘Vanished’: Poetry, Memory, and Loss

In just a few days, on Tuesday 26 October, we’ll be screening ‘2600’ at the Liverpool Irish Festival and discussing its aims and contexts, and the wider questions of history, memory, and commemoration it involves. As we prepare for that online event, we wanted to share this special recording of the poet and historian Greg … Continue reading Greg Quiery’s ‘Vanished’: Poetry, Memory, and Loss

‘2600’ is live! And it’s coming soon to the LIF

The second film in the Whose History? series, '2600', is now live! Our living memorial to the 2,600 anonymous migrants who fled the Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, and died in Liverpool, features 26 individuals or family groups connected to the Institute of Irish Studies and the University of Liverpool. On a very hot … Continue reading ‘2600’ is live! And it’s coming soon to the LIF

It’s almost time…

We are extremely excited to announce that Whose History? will be going live on the University of Liverpool website this week. Stay tuned here for more details! And in the meantime, you may like to read more about the backgrounds to our four films in our Inspiration and Recommendations section. More news soon…

Museums and Memory 3: Western Approaches Museum

We know that museums make decisions about how they represent history, and how they allow their visitors to access and experience it. In the last of our posts this week about Liverpool's museums, we visit Liverpool's World War 2 Museum, Western Approaches, which is discreetly concealed on Rumford Street, just behind Exchange Flags. The museum … Continue reading Museums and Memory 3: Western Approaches Museum

Museums and Memory 2: Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid at the Museum of Liverpool

In the second of our posts this week highlighting items on display in Liverpool's museums which connect with themes we've been exploring in Whose History?, today we visit an exhibit in the Museum of Liverpool's People's Republic gallery. Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid is a community display, created in partnership with the Mandela8 group as part … Continue reading Museums and Memory 2: Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid at the Museum of Liverpool

Museums and Memory 1: Shane D’Allessandro’s ‘Contributions’ at the International Slavery Museum

We have been working on Whose History? for a year now - our first recce of the university's South Campus was in late August 2020. Since then, as we've developed the project and found our focus in the four films we'll be releasing next month, we've maintained our broader view on questions of how we … Continue reading Museums and Memory 1: Shane D’Allessandro’s ‘Contributions’ at the International Slavery Museum

Meet Sherry, Richard . . . and Sam Butterworth

Sam Butterworth's character designs for our characters Sherry and Richard, protagonists of 'eJoy of Cooking' Our fourth film in Whose History?, 'eJoy of Cooking', is a little different from the others in that it combines live scenes with animation. We're delighted and excited to be working with the brilliant animator and illustrator Sam Butterworth, who … Continue reading Meet Sherry, Richard . . . and Sam Butterworth