Mia Ridge and John McGoldrick in front of a banner on display at Leeds City Museum

Living with Machines Study Day (Postponed)


09 September 2022

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Venue Leeds City Museum

This event has unfortunately been postponed but will be re-scheduled later this year.

Visit the special exhibition and join the team behind the Living with Machines research project to hear about their work and the role of AI. Take part in workshops and hear from experts in the field.

Confirmed speakers

Dr Emma Griffin, Professor of Modern British History, University of East Anglia.

Emma is the author of several books on the industrial revolution and the history of women and family in Victorian Britain. She is also the editor of the Historical Journal, and the President of the Royal Historical Society.

Dr Gillian Cookson, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Gill is a specialist in the 18th and 19th-century history of mechanical engineering and textiles and industrial communities in northern England. She has written several books including The Age of Machinery: Engineering the Industrial Revolution, 1770–1850, and will speak on the subject of her next book, early machinery made in Leeds.

Kitty Ross, Curator of Leeds History, Leeds Museums and Galleries

Dr Mia Ridge, Digital Curator, British Library

Mia is the British Library’s Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, and a Co-Investigator on the Living with Machines research project. She has published widely on digital cultural heritage and public engagement through crowdsourcing. She co-curated with Living with Machines exhibition with John McGoldrick. Mia will discuss how the exhibition draws on themes from data science and digital history research on the Living with Machines project.

John McGoldrick, Curator of Industrial History, Leeds Museums and Galleries

Refreshments and lunch included.

An event linked to the current special exhibition in partnership with the British LibraryLiving with Machines: human stories from the industrial age.

£35 per person.

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