COVID restrictions have affected our ability to hold our normal regular programme of activities and events.

In previous years we have welcomed a distinguished historian to deliver the W.G. Hoskins Lecture, named after the first head of the Department of, now Centre for, English Local History at the University of Leicester. Admission to this lecture is free to members, and is followed by tea and cakes.

Each year we have had a summer outing, which generally included a guided tour of a town and some of its most interesting buildings, often arranged with the help of a local history society. There was also a spring event, either a day conference or a study weekend.

Our aim is to restart our events programme as soon as possible

Seminar Programme 2020-21

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.

PLEASE NOTE that Google Chrome is the recommended browser for viewing these seminars.

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 into the virtual seminar room. Sessions will open 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the paper. Please ensure that your video and microphones are off during the paper. There will be opportunities to ask questions directly after the paper.

8 October, 2.15pm Matt Bristow, ‘The pre-industrial Lowestoft Fish Office: another red herring?

22 October, 2.15pm Dr Bill Shannon, ‘New light on the medieval Gough map of Britain

5 November, 2.15pm Dr Adam Chapman, ‘Where next for the Victoria County History?’

19 November, 2.15pm Dr Melodee Beals, ‘The Provincial-Provincial Public Sphere: Scotland, New Zealand and the Newspaper Press in the Age of Telegraph and Steam.

3 December, 2.15pm Prof. Martin Johnes, ‘Humbug and a Welsh Hindu: a small history of race, language and begging in nineteenth-century Liverpool.’

21 January, 2.15pm Dr Sally Horrocks and Dr Paul Merchant, ‘ “He used to come and sit in the kitchen” Farmers and Advisors Sharing and Making Local Knowledge in Post-war British Farming.’ PLEASE NOTE: This is a change to the previously advertised seminar.

4 February, 2.15pm Dr Carry van Lieshout, ‘Female entrepreneurship: business, marriage and motherhood in England and Wales, 1851-1911.’

18 February, 7pm Dr Bethany Marsh, ‘”Overfrighted and feared”: feelings, attitudes and responses to fear during the 1641 Irish rebellion.’

4 March, 2.15pm Prof. Phil Batman, ‘Migration from Swaledale during the collapse of the nineteenth-century lead mines.’

18 March, 7.00pm Dr Chris Zembe, PLEASE NOTE: This is a change to the previously advertised time.From Slave Trade to Scramble for Africa: the making of the Black population in Britain.’