How did people in the past deal with time? What was it like to measure the day by a sundial, rather than by a clock, or having it punctuated by prayers, rather than tea breaks? How did technologies of time, such as pocket watches, develop and how were they marketed? How did the future look a century ago? Has time contributed to community cohesion or conflict?
This free public event will explore the archives looking for evidence of time and how it was constructed, measured and experienced in the past. Focussing in particular on archives available in Liverpool, we will reveal some of the weird and wonderful resources available for historical and other research.
- Books of Hours in Liverpool University Library (Jill Rudd, Lecturer in English, University of Liverpool)
- Archiving the Future (Andy Sawyer, Science Fiction Librarian, University of Liverpool)
- The Lancashire Watch Company Archives (John Platt, Historian)
- Bedaux or Bust! Battles over time management in the North West (Alexandrina Buchanan, Lecturer in Archive Studies, University of Liverpool)
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