Dr Malcolm Dick
Dr Malcolm Dick is Director of the Centre for West Midlands History and Lecturer in Regional and Local History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is also Editor-in-Chief of History West Midlands: www.historywm.com and co-director of the Centre for Printing History and Culture www.cphc.org.uk He ran two lottery-funded history projects between 2000 and 2004: Millennibrum and Revolutionary Players: www.revolutionaryplayers.org.uk The latter, which focussed on the West Midlands during the Industrial Revolution introduced him to the Lunar Men.
Subsequently, Malcolm edited books on Joseph Priestley (2005), Matthew Boulton (2009 and 2013) and Erasmus Darwin (2010) and wrote books and articles on Birmingham and ethnic community history. Two edited publications with Liverpool University Press include Birmingham - the Workshop of the World (2016) with Carl Chinn and John Baskerville - Art and Industry in the Enlightenment (2017) with Caroline Archer. See: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/history/dick-malcolm.aspx
Malcolm is developing a major project on James Watt prior to the 200th anniversary of Watt’s death in 2019 to explore Watt, his family and significance through the prisms of the Enlightenment, and scientific, industrial, cultural and environmental history. The project will include a number of publications and a variety of collaborative activities with heritage organisations and community groups.