Memorialising cremated loved ones – the case of Yorkshire

In this latest Remember Me blog, Co-Investigator Dr Nicholas J. Evans, explores the impact the UK’s first municipal crematoria had upon the changing face of memorialisation in Northern Britain. January 1901 did not just herald the demise of Britain’s then longest serving monarch, Queen Victoria, it also signalled the end of the Victorian celebration of…

Otago Migrant Gravestone Study

Tiffany Jenks, Kirstie Smitheram, Peita Ferens-Green, and Sargam Goundar, students at the University of Otago in New Zealand, look at the memorialisation of migrants in the Southern Cemetery in Dunedin.* Introduction ‘Peopling New Zealand: Migration, Race and Ethnicity’, a fourth year History paper co-ordinated by Professor Angela McCarthy, Remember Me project research consultant, based at…

LGBT Pride and Memorialisation

In the lead-up to Manchester Pride 2016 Remember Me Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Louis Bailey reflects on memorialisation within the Manchester LGBT community. This year’s Manchester Pride is fast approaching and will be held on the August Bank Holiday weekend.  Annual Pride events take place in cities around the world, often between June and August,…