Please book 7 December 2017 in your diary, as this is the date of our next workshop.


“Making the Connections” – Transport and its Place in History
16 November 2016 – King’s Manor, York

Run by York Transport Historians
Sponsored by the National Railway Museum

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09.15-9.45 – Registration

09.45-09.55 –Dr David Turner, University of York – Welcome

09.55-11.10 – Session 1 – Changing Tracks
Chair  – Prof. Terry Gourvish, London School of Economics and Political Science

Unintended consequences? Organisational change and management capability – Nicola Forsdike (PhD), University of York

Supersonic/gin & tonic: Concorde and the slow death of supersonic travel, 1950-2000 – Dr Peter Lyth, Nottingham University

The vulnerability paradox: the illusion of permanence in the UK public transport industry – Dr Kevin Tennent, University of York

11.10-11. 25 – Break

11.25-12.40 – Session 2 – Work and Society
Chair – Prof. Richard Dennis, University College London

Maintaining the Connections: A Social and Cultural History of the Permanent Way – Dr Oliver Betts, National Railway Museum

Digital disasters: Crowdsourcing the railway accident – Dr Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth

Observing ‘Saint Monday’: a geographical comparison of railway tripping opportunities for mid-19th century workers – Dr. Susan Major, Independent Scholar  – please note this is a change from the originally advertised programme (07/11/2016)

12.40-13.30 – Lunch

13.30-15.20 – ‘Signposts’ – New research in Transport History (15 min papers)
Chair – Andrew McLean, Head Curator, National Railway Museum

A satisfactory coupling: railways and the culture of crime, 1840s-1890s – Karen Baker, National Railway Museum

The Trajectories of Railway Kinship Families in Victorian York – Phil Batman (PhD), Leicester University

Urban horse-drawn transport and the built environment: 1820-1920 – Megan Doole, Independent Scholar

A new historical approach to women and the railway industry – Hannah Reeves (PhD), National Railway Museum/Keele University

15.20-15.35 – Break

15.35-16.50 – Session 4 – Culture and Media
Chair – TBC

Buses and Popular Culture – Dr Martin Higginson and Richard Storey, Independent Scholars

Re-inserting transport into the history of the Great Exhibition – Dr Charlotte Mathieson, University of Surrey

Canals in Nineteenth-century Literary History – Dr Jodie Matthews, University of Huddersfield

16.50-16.55 – Dr Mike EsbesterJournal of Transport History

16.55-17.10 – Dr David Turner, University of York – Closing Comments

17.10 – Close

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