On Saturday 2 April 2022 9.45am – 5.15pm De Montfort University, Leicester and the Historical Association are running a day long festival

‘Global Leicester’ is a History festival to celebrate Leicester’s history & explore how it became the most diverse city in the UK. It is part of a UK-wide history festival co-ordinated by the Institute of Historical Research, London. The day-long festival will bring together historians, students & community history groups to examine multicultural histories of the city. It will take place at De Montfort University in partnership with the Leicester Branch of the Historical Association. There will be:

Two keynote speakers, to open and close the festival:Professor Panikos Panayi (DMU), ‘The History of Migration in Leicester in National and International Context’ and Dr Dean Irwin, ‘Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, and the Jews: A Reconsideration’.

A carousel of talks on the global history of Leicester and its communities.

Stalls and activities showcasing the work of community groups, archaeologists, historians, museums, archivists and many more.
A full programme for the day can be found here: https://globalleicester.our.dmu.ac.uk/2021/12/17/hello-world/
To reserve your free place, please book through this link: https://store.dmu.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-art-designhumanities/conferences/global-leicester-history-festival-april-2022
For more information please contact Professor Elizabeth Tingle elizabeth.tingle@dmu.ac.u

Global Leicester History Festival