Access to the Digitised Historical Censuses 1861-1911

Richard Rodger, FRHS, FAcSS Professor Emeritus, University of Edinburgh Name’ and ‘Address’ are critical to tracking people, to linkages with property and legal documents, to understanding household structures, and to spatial analysis in times past, as now. For historians, nominal data linkage is impaired when access to Census data is restricted and this in turn… Continue reading Access to the Digitised Historical Censuses 1861-1911

The Professor Phil Batman Family History Prize

The Centre for English Local History The Professor Phil Batman Family History Prize will be awarded annually for outstanding work on any aspect of the history of the family undertaken at any UK University or Higher Education Institution. Only original work submitted in the current academic year will be eligible. There are two separate competitions.The… Continue reading The Professor Phil Batman Family History Prize

The human suffering of civilians during the First English Civil War

BLOG FOR ‘FRIENDS’ from Dr Maureen Harris, PhD from The Centre for English Local History (2015), Honorary Visiting Fellow (2015-2020) now ‘Collaborative Worker’, The Centre for English Local History A unique volunteer project, focusing on the human suffering of civilians during the First English Civil War, is nearing completion. I set up the project in… Continue reading The human suffering of civilians during the First English Civil War

Representing Disability in Shakespeare’s World Video

On Monday, 9th November 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, there was a FREE online event exploring social representations and attitudes toward disability in the 17th century and today. You can view the video at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/representing-disability-in-shakespeares-world-tickets-121856029665 Using insights from history and disability studies, this event drew from Shakespearean England to explore social representations and attitudes toward disability… Continue reading Representing Disability in Shakespeare’s World Video

Seminar Programme 2020-21

Centre for English Local History Seminars will be delivered live and remotely on the following dates and times. You can join these sessions from your home computer via Blackboard Collaborate. You do not need to download any special software to join these sessions. Simply click on the links below which act as an entry key… Continue reading Seminar Programme 2020-21

Friends Update May 2020

These are challenging times and we hope everybody is keeping safe and well during the current lockdown. It is particularly difficult for the academic world and we can see the impacts of the crisis on teaching activities at the Centre for English Local History and the University of Leicester. As you know the Friends have… Continue reading Friends Update May 2020

Invitation for contributions for Friends Newsletter 2020

Dear Friend, I am writing to you to request your contributions to the annual Friends Newsletter, please.   The Newsletter will have a different format and flavour this year, since we have so few communal activities to report.  However, we will publish it as usual in the autumn and it will be distributed predominantly online.… Continue reading Invitation for contributions for Friends Newsletter 2020