The online exhibition is well on its way to being sorted ( more on that soon) but quick shameless plug for the companion book to Life and Limb coming out in June from Liverpool University Press. Its rather fascinating, if I do say so myself, and includes the presentations from the conference if you were able to make it.
I'll post details of the book launch as soon as its confirmed.
The Life and Limb opening event went rather well. Our visiting speakers and digital artist above with the University Vice-Chancellor, who was kind enough to open the event. Some fascinating material on the civil war and the poet Walt Whitman. If you get chance, do pop along and have a look. I'll post updates on the Charleston Abercromby Square project soon, but in a shameless plug, may also post details of the Life and Limb book, coming out June from Liverpool University Press. Well worth a read, if I do say so myself!
So I inadvertently managed to end up on the radio this morning, on Citytalk. Nothing hugely new but its always nice to talk about the history of Abercromby square and get the word out concerning its rich heritage!
Life and Limb exhibit all in place now, and open to the public. Then onto the next project ( or back to the old ones anyway).
Seriously, check out the other blog ( below), its great! But if you need an Abercromby Square teaser try having a read about Woodbine Willie.
He won't feature in my own book as he's twentieth century, but Studdert was staying in the vicarage of St Catherine's on Abercromby square when he died.
Happy to announce that the other project I've been engaged on is moving again ( it never rains but it pours!). With two colleagues from the University we'll be launching an online exhibition later in year in conjunction with the Lowountry Digital History Initiative at the College of Charleston.
I'll update as we get nearer the time but this will be a far more comprehensive look at the 'confederates of Abercromby Square', and Liverpool's involvement in the cotton and transatlantic trade in the 1860s. In the meantime do keep your eye on the facebook page and 'other' blog, as lots of content starting to appear!