Elder Dempster Lines Fian

Events

Elder Dempster Lines

Events

Workshops, talks and training

Throughout the year, we hold a number of events. We'll post details about upcoming events on this page. You can click on the tabs below to find out more about the workshops, talks and training we've held in the past.

Radio Merseyside

Venue: Radio Merseyside
Date held: 15 November 2016

The Homeward Bound/Elder Dempster project was featured on Radio Merseyside on the Sean Styles show. (Elder Dempster is discussed between 2:03:40 and 2:12:20.)

Listen to the show

Oral History Society Training

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University
Date held: 6 January 2016

As part of the Oral History Society event, we trained volunteers and employees of the Homeward Bound project.

Dr Rosalyn Livshin delivered the workshop. Attendees gained an excellent understanding of how to conduct oral history interviews. As a result of the event, volunteers were able to undertake oral history interviews for the Homeward Bound project.

Archives Day at Merseyside Maritime Museum

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University
Date held: 22 September 2016

The Archives Day at Merseyside Maritime Museum gave volunteers and employees of the Homeward Bound project the opportunity to explore the Elder Dempster holdings at the Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Hosted by Sarah Starkey, the Senior Archivist at Merseyside Maritime Museum, the event allowed individuals to conduct independent research into the archives’ holdings.

Conducting Oral History for Seafarers

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University
Date held: 27 January 2016

The Conducting Oral History for Seafarers event trained volunteers and employees of the Homeward Bound project. As part of the event, attendees learnt how to conduct oral history interviews. The training was delivered by Dr Jo Stanley, an expert in oral history techniques for seafarers.