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The next Manchester Histories Festival takes place in 2014. There is no festival in 2013. We are busy planning activities and look forward to announcing the full programme in October 2013.
Details of how you can get involved will be available on the website from June 2013, but get a flavour of what may be coming up by taking a look at MHF 2012's events.
The University of Manchester Library has provided a real treat for map addicts, publishing over 300 historical maps of Mancunian history spanning 200 years.
For hours of mapping fun and to see the collection of maps, click here.
Following MHF 2012, we commissioned a report to find out which bits of the festival you liked and what we could improve on for 2014. Over 90% of respondents would rate the event they attended 4 or 5 stars! Take a look at our other findings here. If you didn't get chance to fill in one of our surveys then you can still join the discussion on our facebook page.
Relive some of the best moments from Manchester Histories Festival 2012 and be inspired for ideas of how you can get involved in 2014.
The University of Manchester has digitised the maps held by Manchester Libraries showing the devastating effects of the 1940 Christmas bombing blitz. Find out more here in this Manchester Evening News article
The blog Unlocking Ideas, created from the archives of the Working Class Movement Library and People's History Museum, has lots of Manchester tales including more about adulterated food in 1857!
Join Manchester Metropolitan University's Centre for Regional History at 6.30pm on Thursday 23 May for a talk on papermaking history in Manchester. Click here for details.
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Archaeology, Architecture, Family history, Sport, Wartime, More...
Discussions, Exhibitions, Learning, Performance, Talks, Walking tours, More…
Fri 2 Mar 2012 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Tue 28 Feb 2012 2.30pm - 4.15pm & Fri 2 Mar 2012 10.30am - 12.15pm
Sat 3 Mar 2012 11am - 4pm
A new prize recognising and celebrating partnerships between school/community groups and university academic departments that explore a history theme.
Find out more about the shortlist.