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A New Appointment for Professor Andrew Hopper

We would like to offer our congratulations to Andrew Hopper who has given up his role as Professor of English Local History and Director of The Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. Andrew will be taking … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Christmas Quiz 2020

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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In Support of Marc Fitch House

As you know the closure and sale of Marc Fitch House by the university has been postponed as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic. However, it is still the intention of the university to continue with the closure and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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