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Project team blog for the Greater Manchester District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The blog posts listed below are the most recent updates from the project team. please contact r.andrew@mmu.ac.uk if you have any queries.


A busy few months ahead…

  Happy new year! 2015 looks set to be a busy one for Greater Manchester & District CND, and for us too as we begin interviewing activists who have been involved with the group and documenting events.   Our ideas have taken shape, and it looks like the focus of our work will be these […]

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Come and see us!

  We’re now a couple of months into our Future Histories project and things are coming along nicely. GM&DCND has a wonderfully rich history. Exhibition ideas are starting to take a more concrete form, with the main source of inspiration coming from a desire to hear the voices of those that have been involved in […]

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A trip to the Working Class Movement Library

  A trip to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford gave a real insight into the long-standing activities of CND and related anti-nuclear campaigns in the Greater Manchester and District region. With material dating back as far as the 1950s, the collections highlight just how important Manchester and the North West have been as […]

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Into the archive

  After a fruitful first meeting at the Future Histories workshop, the CND team decided that our first port of call should be some research into the CND’s own archives held by People’s History Museum and The Working Class Movement Library. I visited the People’s History Museum which holds a wealth of CND material, including […]

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AHRC Collaborative Skills Training Programme

Public engagement and external partnership building have become an important factor in the career progression of up-and-coming academics; it is now a standard requirement for all researchers to account for the relevance and impact of their research.

All of us are advised to incorporate public engagement and partnership building into the research process from the very conception of a new project; rather than simply integral to the research, public engagement must be constitutive of it, determining its genesis rather than merely accompanying its dissemination.

This new ‘ideal’ research scenario not only raises questions regarding the appropriation of traditional research procedures, but also exposes a huge skills gap concerning effective methodological innovation. Our proposed training aims to fill this gap by equipping PGR/ECRs with ‘hands-on’ research partnership experience regarding the collaborative excavation, representation and recording of our community-based local histories.

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Welcome to the Greater Manchester District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Blog

Greater Manchester District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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Welcome to the Greater Manchester District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Blog

Greater Manchester District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester, M4 7HR

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