Future-forming interdisciplinary research

Northerness Workshop



ISF and RHC invite you to a workshop on


21st June, FASS Meeting Rooms 2&3, 1–4 pm


There is a resurgence of interest in northernness and the north of England as a defined unit with its own cultural identity and political and economic needs. The ‘Northern Powerhouse’ is a recent attempt to express this in a future-facing way.

There is a need think critically about the nature of the region. Issues include the coherence of the ‘North’; the so-called North-South divide; whether the region has a common heritage; devolved powers.

There is an opportunity to articulate a vision of the North of England as a distinctive unit in terms of its history and future identity.

This Workshop will bring together scholars from across Lancaster University to tackle the theme of northernness. We seek short papers (10–15 minutes) in which colleagues’ expertise is related to this theme, whether directly or comparatively.

If you would like to take part whether as participant or audience please register with Michelle Bland: m.bland@lancaster.ac.uk

This workshop is organised by the Institute for Social Futures in collaboration with the Regional Heritage Centre.

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