Online Conference Registration is now open for "The Struggle of Memory
Against Forgetting: Telling the story and sharing the experience of
residential child care."
University of Birmingham Medical School
Hosted by the History of Medicine Unit at the University of Birmingham
and the Planned Environments Therapy Trust (PETT) in Toddington,
Gloucestershire, this conference is based on the work of a 21-month
project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which researched and
recorded British children’s experiences of residential care in the
second half of the twentieth century.
The conference reaches out to storytellers among former 'disturbed'
children, former staff, and current students to explore the issues of
living and reliving traumatic and disrupted childhoods, and the complex
issues involved in sharing these experiences with the wider world. It is
a conference for historians of child care and of medicine, heritage
professionals, professionals working with children, former children in
care, storytellers, former staff, policy makers, managers,
administrators and parents.
Please note that there are a limited number of bursaries available for
Programme is attached.
All the best,
Dr. Craig Fees, RMARA
Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre
Toddington near Cheltenham
Glos. GL54 5DQ
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