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Lucas R. Maddison A. Mantoux P. Mathias P. McKendrick N. In: McKendrick N. Mendels F. Mitchell B. Mokyr J. Widespread interest in working-class memoirs and in child labour created by the book and the documentary in symbiosis led to several radio interviews and other public engagement: Analysis, Radio 4, 20th September ; In Our Time , 30th December ; Nightwaves , 14th March ; Nightwaves , 10th April The documentary continues to be viewed and discussed on YouTube as well as via blog, email and postal correspondence.
The documentary has been used to inform and transform children and young people's ideas of childhood in the past and of the economic history of our country by schoolteachers and in higher education. For example, a teacher from Australia wrote "I am currently presenting a 90 minute workshop to gifted children aged 9 - 12 years, on the topic of the role of children during Britain's Industrial Revolution. I've made extensive use of your book on this subject and also of the very excellent BBC 4 documentary which I accessed via YouTube. The overall response from children who have attended my program - numbering around - has been overwhelmingly positive.
They are fascinated by the animated accounts from people of their own age that are scattered throughout the documentary, and have taken on a real understanding of the reality of their lives and the genealogical connections that exist for many of their own families today" . Further feedback has demonstrated that the documentary inspired people to engage with the problem of child labour: "Just wanted to say what an excellent programme on BBC4, last night. Can you do more, with BBC or any other medium available?
I never thought that I would see, in so simple and direct a manner, available for everyone, the realities which the Hammonds and Thompson put into historical study, unfortunately available for a far smaller audience. I know that concerns for similar patterns in today's developing countries may not fall within your remit, but what you are doing will, without doubt, I believe, reach people who are active on behalf of children in those countries.
Finally, while I would not make any assumptions as to your position regarding your subject apart from the teaching of history, I hope that such excellent work as you have produced will enjoy a life of its own, a life I would assume to be very beneficial beyond history". The Tawney Lecture, delivered in Durham in April , appears as a podcast on the Economic History Society website, accessible to students, researchers and the public.
The podcast was played times in , times in , and times January — mid-August . Along with the other Tawney lectures and teaching podcasts, it constitutes a vital part of the EHS's outreach activities. Conservation and Identification of New Historical Sources: Viewers of the documentary sought advice on the value of family diaries and memoirs and how to safeguard and possibly deposit such materials. Humphries has obtained copies of three additional hitherto unknown autobiographies from the nineteenth century and was allowed access to an additional source which remains in family possession.
These will feature in the new work on women's autobiographies and ultimately be deposited at the Brunel University archive of working- class autobiographies, so providing future scholars with more primary source material. The overriding message is that the documentary and its underlying research has changed the way that people think about childhood, child labour and Britain's economic past. Impact on Historical Documentary-making: The programme's significance was recognised at the International History Makers festival in New York, January , where it won the award for the best history programme [5.
The award not only recognised the importance and originality of The Children Who Built Victorian Britain but will help to secure new opportunities for the production and marketing of high quality vehicles for public education and enjoyment. The director, Julian Carey was there to accept the award and acknowledged Humphries' input in his acceptance speech.
Since its original transmission, Humphries has been invited to show The Children who Built Victorian Britain on several occasions and discuss both the content and process of transforming scholarly material into a documentary for a general audience, for example as Keynote Address, Posthumus Conference, Antwerp, Other evidence sources [5.
Childhood and Child Labour in the Industrial Revolution.