Summer school in local history 2014: Local History and Heritage

Course date(s): 
24 Jul 2014 to 26 Jul 2014
Course tutor(s): 
Dr Simon Trafford
Fee: 
£180

Abstract

The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to announce its three-day non-residential summer school in local history, back in 2014 for a third time after its extremely successful first two years. This year we shall take a theme of Local History and Heritage.  The school will introduce you to the most up-to-date methods, sources and successful approaches to the subject through an exciting programme of lectures and workshops.. An illustrious team of experts from the British Library, English Heritage, the British Association for Local History, the London Parks & Gardens Trust, the Geffrye Museum and the VCH, as well as from universities throughout the UK will explore the historical, archaeological, art historical and architectural evidence for British localities. The school is open to all those keen to expand or update their skills in local history research. 

Course Details

Through practical advice and example, students of the school will learn how to broaden and enrich their own local history projects, as well as having the opportunity to meet specialists and other researchers and to discuss their own work. The school will include sessions on ‘Sources and Approaches’, ‘Households’, ‘Urban Heritage’, ‘Landscape & Gardens’ together with practical advice on disseminating your research through a session on 'Writing, Presenting and Publishing Local History'.

Accommodation

For those attending from outside London we recommend booking accommodation for the summer school either in University of London halls of residence or in inexpensive local hotels. Details of both are available from the University of London Housing Service.

Programme

The provisional and unconfirmed programme is as follows:

 

24/07/14 Thursday

  • 10.00 - 10.45 Arrival, Registration & Welcome
  • 10.45 - 11.35 Historic Environment Records (Stuart Cakebread, English Heritage)
  • 11.35 - 12.00 COFFEE
  • 12.00 - 12.50 Maps & Digital Maps (Kimberly Kowal, British Library) 
  • 12.50 - 14.00 LUNCH
  • 14.00 - 15.00 Gentry Houses & Estates (TBC)
  • 15.00 - 15.30 TEA
  • 15.30 - 16.20 Middle-Class Households (Eleanor John, Geffrye Museum)
  • 16.20 - 16.40 Discussion

 

25/07/14 Friday

  • 10.15 - 11.00 C20th Buildings (Catherine Croft, The Twentieth-Century Society)
  • 11.00 - 11.45 Offices and Mercantile Properties (Joseph Sharples)
  • 11.45 - 12.15 COFFEE
  • 12.15 - 13.00 Twentieth-Century Urbanism (Rebecca Madgin, University of Glasgow)
  • 13.00 - 14.15 LUNCH
  • 14.15 - 15.00 Local Commerce and Production (Nick Hill, English Heritage)
  • 15.00 - 15.30 TEA
  • 15.30 - 16.20 Unravelling Designed Landscapes – Sources and Conundrums (Rob Wilson-North, Exmoor National Park)
  • 16.20 - 16.40 Discussion

 

26/07/14 Saturday

  • 10.15 - 11.15 Garden History and C20th Domestic Life (Barbara Simms, IHR)
  • 11.15 - 11.40 COFFEE
  • 11.40 - 12.40 London's Parks & Public Gardens (Sally Williams, London Parks & Gardens Trust)
  • 12.40 - 14.00 LUNCH
  • 14.00 - 14.30 How to Write Local History (John Beckett, University of Nottingham)
  • 14.30 - 15.00 Electronic Publication (IHR EPublications)
  • 15.00 - 15.30 TEA
  • 15.30 - 16.20 Publishing Local History (Alan Crosby, British Association for Local History)
  • 16.20 - 16.40 Concluding Discussion