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Calling all individuals, groups and organisations in South East London!

Connect with your local history - South East

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New volunteer opportunity to map conscientious objection in Haringey

Haringey First World War Peace Forum https://hfwwpf.wordpress.com/ have worked on the project since its inception and have helped shape and develop the website and Layers of London programme. They use Layers of London to publish and map their f...

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Consultation Event – Help us to develop our Layers of London ambassador programme

Want to help preserve little known histories in your local area? Are you the kind of person who knows everyone from the local shopkeeper to the manager of the local youth centre? Do you perform or manage community ambassador roles currently? We need your help engaging London with L...

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New volunteer opportunity with Havering Museum!

We have a fantastic volunteer opportunity in collaboration with Havering Museum; applications open now! Help us to add fascinating stories, histories and memories about Havering borough onto the Layers of London map-based...

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Recruiting student placements for October to document the History of the High Street!

We have an amazing student placement up for grabs from Oct-Dec 2018 with Layers of London in collaboration with

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Student placement with the IHR library available

We have an exciting Student placement available between October-December 2018 in collaboration with the IHR Wohl library! You will be expl...

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Free teaching resource to explore the topic of female memorials in London

Inspired by the recent unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square and want to explore this topic with your learners? Download o...

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No Woman Left Behind: Remembering the Stories of the East End Suffragettes

Hello, my name is Jessica, I am one of two students who have been doing research into “Feminist History in the East End - A Walk”.

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My student volunteer experience on the project The History of the High Street.

Hi!  I’m Mia, a student volunteer for the project ‘The History of the High Street’ run by Bexley Archives. This project actively engages research into the past of the High Street in Bexleyheath Broadway and Sidcup. When starting this project, I was interested in seeing how the High Street has ...

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Commend and Append: Documenting the Feminist History of the Infamous East End

Hi I’m Lara and I’m currently working on a student placement with Layers of London! Since moving to the East End to study history two years ago I have become smitten with the wonderfully diverse, history, culture and individuals of the area (and, of course, the 24hour bagel shops). Ther...

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My Layers of London experience by Isavella Voulgareli

Helping with Layers of London proved to be such an exciting experience. I’ve spent the last 20 years of my life sitting behind a desk being told what to do. Fortunately, I managed to develop strong academic background knowledge but – except a very few short-term volunteering experiences – it w...

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Feminist history in the East End walk

This pamphlet is part of the Ron Heisler collection in Senate House and has been digitised by their special collections team, copyright of the pamphlet is held by its original creators Clare Manifold for the Rights of Women group and was originally created in 1979. One of the research l...

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New discoveries through geo-referencing

Thamesmead's Tumps I signed up to start georeferencing the RAF 1940s photographs of the Barking and Dagenham area with great glee. Comparing old and present-day maps is something I’ve always found fascinating (check out maps.nls.uk), so I jumped at the chance to be inv...

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 New website launch training, all volunteers and potential volunteers invited

The website is being re-launched in June with extra map overlays, more user-friendly features, a new aesthetic and taking into account all of the comments, suggestions and feedback from users so far! Come and learn how the website has changed.

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Student volunteer placement to record Greek experience in London!

We have 3 student volunteer placements this June at Layers of London: Our first placement documents

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Leading women and Layers of London by Karina Flynn, Volunteer co-ordinator.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of women being admitted to the University of London, the first time in Britain that women had gained access to university education. Throughout 2018 the University is celebrating this with a range of events and activities, through their

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Recruiting student placements for June. Help us document Feminist history in the East End!

We have 2 amazing  Student placements up for grabs over the month of June 2018 this year with Layers of London in collaboration with Senate House Lib...

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Free teaching resources from Layers of London!

Need help conquering GIS in the curriculum? Want an innovative and engaging way to explore local history in the your classroom? Do your learners need to refine their mapping skills?   Our free 

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Free CPD training! How to become a Heritage School with Layers of London

Calling primary and secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham! Learn about how your school can achieve the Heritage Schools Award and how you can use

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We need your help: recruiting Preserving Memories volunteers in Barking and Dagenham!

We are looking for help in Barking and Dagenham; do you want to help preserve memories and stories of Barking and Dagenham? Do you want to learn how to use scanning and photography equipment to digitise objects/photographs/documents/stories? Would you enjoy meeting people and hearing their...

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Historical Research Beyond Essays: Layers of London as an Educational Tool

Each year, at IES Abroad London, I teach a history of London course. My students are first-year undergraduates from Skidmore College, a liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York State. The course is designed so that students learn to...

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Hello from our Public Engagement Officer!

This week we welcomed our new Public Engagement Officer to the team. Amy will be working with schools, community groups and volunteers to promote the project alongside the Volunteer Co-ordinator who will be starting work on the project shortly...

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Exploring Local Partnerships in Barking and Dagenham

One of the current activities of the Layers of London project is to explore the local partnerships that can be created to bring together a community of people who can test the Layers website as it develops and then start adding content in the form of images, film- and sound-c...

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Unexpected Treasures in London archives

One of the rewarding parts of working on the Layers of London project so far has been having the opportunity to visit archives and libraries around London particularly those that may not be so well known. Arup is the internationally renowned architecture and civil engineering firm respo...