IHR/VCH Local History Summer School 2013: Local History in the Towns

Intsitute of Historical Research, University of London
Chester. For the VCH volume on Chester see our Publications pages.

After its extremely successful inauguration in 2012, the Institute of Historical Research, in association with the Victoria County History, is very pleased to announce its second Summer School in Local History, which will take place from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 6 July 2013. This year the theme is ‘Local History in the Towns’. An illustrious team of experts from the National Archives, the London Metropolitan Archives, English Heritage, the History of Parliament, the Survey of London and the VCH, as well as from universities throughout the UK will explore the historical, archaeological, art historical and architectural evidence for British towns of all sorts. 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’, ‘People and Households’, ‘Space, Topography and the Built Environment’, ‘Urban Institutions’, ‘Business’ and ‘Pleasure’: a full programme and details of how to apply are available at: http://www.history.ac.uk/research-training/courses/local-summer-school. For further information, please contact Dr Simon Trafford at ihr.training@sas.ac.uk.