On 4 November, as part of Sheffield HSTSOC’s Remembrance Week, academic, public historian and broadcaster Helen Weinstein chaired a panel discussion of historians from the University of Sheffield on the significance of anniversaries and centenaries.
On 13 August 1913, ‘rustless’ steel was first discovered in Sheffield by Harry Brearley and throughout 2013 there has been a city-wide series of events, exhibitions and activity celebrating the centenary of this remarkable discovery.
Beginning on 4 August, 2014, Britain, along with many other countries in the world, will commemorate the First World War Centenary. National commemoration services will happen in the UK and in Mons, Belgium, school children
Commemorations of the battles and events of the U.S. Civil War are coming thick and fast during the sesquicentennial. 1 January marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; the start of July saw ten