12 May 2022 - 17 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min
Laura King (Leeds), ‘The School Case of Poor Harold: Families’ multi-generational remembrance of deceased children in twentieth-century England’
‘Poor Harold’ died in 1931, aged nearly eleven, and left behind a school case. This paper examines the story of this ‘ordinary’ boy and his family, who have chosen to preserve his memory through the keeping of this object. The paper examines the case itself, and the story associated with it, as told by Harold’s niece Maureen. In doing so, the article explores remembrance culture in interwar England and inter-generational memory cultures since, focusing on emotional practices, attitudes to death, cross-generational family identities, and changing engagement with religion and faith.
Latest monograph : Family Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, c.1914-1960 (Oxford University Press, 2015)
Room D040, rue Serpente.
Franco-British History Seminar – partnership
- Sessions on Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.
- At the Maison de recherché de l’université Paris-Sorbonne (28 rue Serpente, Paris 6e).
- Room D421 (screens at the entrance confirm location)
- The year’s programme is on the SFB website HERE
- Talks are taped and archived on the website of the Institute of historical Research Here.