Summer school in local history 2014: Local History and Heritage

24 July, 2014 - 09:36


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 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 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’, ‘Houses & Households’, ‘Urban Heritage’, ‘Landscape & Gardens’ together with practical advice on disseminating your research through a session on 'Writing, Presenting and Publishing'.

Speakers confirmed so far include: Prof John Beckett (University of No