Launch of Merseyside: Culture and Place
07 November 2011
An invitation to the book launch of Merseyside: Culture and Place, edited by LJMU’s Mike Benbough-Jackson and Sam Davies.
Date: Monday 14 November
Venue: School of Humanities and Social Science, 68 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9HW
Guest Speakers: Bryan Biggs (Artistic Director, the Bluecoat); Roger Phillips (BBC Radio Merseyside).
Musical Interlude by Gerry Smythe (LJMU) with some ‘songs from the sea’
Merseyside: Culture and Place demonstrates how Liverpool and Merseyside have a rich, fascinating and sometimes controversial cultural history. The result of a conference held to mark Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, this interdisciplinary volume contains chapters by scholars working in a variety of fields, including Geography, Art, English, Marketing and History. There are many facets to Merseyside's cultural history and the contributors to this publication bring their own perspective to bear on various features of the area's rich heritage.
Taking in examples from the early modern era to the present day, Merseyside: Culture and Place draws attention to often overlooked cultural forms, such as sketches of the Mersey by JMW Turner and the fan culture exhibited on Liverpool FC's Kop. Each chapter in the book is based on original research and the contributors set their findings in a local, national and, in some cases, an international context. Both academics and general readers will take interest in a book that reflects Merseyside's distinctive and multi-faceted character.
Merseyside: Culture and Place
Editors: Mike Benbough-Jackson and Sam Davies
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Date of Publication: Jul 2011