History seminars at the IHR

Locality & Region

This seminar welcomes all those who are interested in the relationship between local and national history and who wish to share ideas, viewpoints and work in progress. It seeks to make an original contribution to local and regional history by drawing upon the long-established national resources of the VCH and co-operating with participants from universities, record offices, local history societies and heritage organisations, as well as with those engaged in independent research.

Convenors: Professor Richard Hoyle (VCH, IHR), Adam Chapman (VCH, IHR), Professor John Beckett (University of Nottingham), Matthew Bristow (VCH, IHR), Dr Christopher Currie (IHR), Dr Gill Draper (University of Kent), Dr Alan Thacker (IHR)

If you would like to join our e-mailing list, please contact rebecca.read@sas.ac.uk.

Time:  alternate Tuesdays at 17:15

Venue:  Professor Olga Crisp Room 102, 1st floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Some podcasts from this Seminar are available online

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
7 October Writing the history of a school over 500 years: Giggleswick, 1512-2012

Professor Richard Hoyle (VCH, IHR)

21 October Land drainage of the East Riding wetlands

Prof John Marriott (Hull)

4 November No seminar

18 November City Witness - Miracles, Medieval Swansea town and landscape

Dr Harriett Webster (Soton)

2 December "Lovely weather. At 7.15 a.m. we were bombed by German aircraft": the Great War as experienced in the diary of a farmer's wife at Shotley, Suffolk

Edward Packard

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
27 January Anglesey Almshouses

Sylvia Pinches (VCH Herefordshire)

24 February Travel Writing in the Pre-Railway Age

Nat Alcock (Warwick)

24 March The Death of the Deer Park: Disparkment in Englang 1500-1800

Rod Liddiard (UEA)