Everyone with an interest in local history joined us for this online mini-conference.

Over 90 participants were able to discover what’s happening across the Victoria County History of England, with presentations on research in progress and an exciting collaboration with English Heritage, and explore how we can trace diverse histories in the archive, with guest lecturer David Killingray. Participants were also able to learn about resources for research during ‘lockdown’ from IHR Librarian Matt Shaw. 

Twitter moment of the event is now available.


Welcome and Introduction
Catherine Clarke (Director, IHR Centre for the History of People, Place and Community / Victoria County History)


Work in Progress Micro-Presentations

  • VCH Oxfordshire Work in Progress: The Chilterns Simon Townley (VCH Oxfordshire)
  • The Curious Case of Shepherd's Market: Mayfair, the May Fair and St George Hanover Square Francis Boorman (VCH Middlesex)
  • Rebuilding and occupying historic buildings through the application of Augmented Reality technology Diana Newton (VCH Durham)

Mini Guest Lectures

  • Re-reading the sources and diversifying local history David Killingray (Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths; Chair of Trustees, British Association for Local History)
  • Research during Lockdown: Libraries and Archives Matt Shaw (IHR Librarian)
     
Virtual VCH: An Online Mini-Conference
Discover what’s happening across the Victoria County History of England and how we can trace diverse histories in the archives.

Documents

Virtual VCH links and publicationsPDF86.72 KB