Centre for English Local History News and Events

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Local Population Studies Conference

This will be held on the theme of Population and Transport at the University of Leicester on 11 November 2017. It is co-organised by the Local Population Studies Society and the Friends of the Centre for English Local History.

Friends of ELH Trip to Staffordshire

The Friends are planning an excursion into Staffordshire, which includes visits to the Stoke Museum and Gallery, and the Gladstone Pottery Museum on Saturday 23 September 2017. The cost for the day is £25. If you would like to receive a programme and full details, please send your name, address and email to the Programme Secretary, Frank Galbraith at galbers@talktalk.net

Hoskins Day 2017

Professor Dawn Hadley of the University of Sheffield  will speak from 2.30pm on Saturday 24 June 2017 in Ken Edwards LT1 on 'From Tents to Townhouses': The Viking Great Army and the Origin of the Borough of Torksey.

Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival

The Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival takes place at Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, on Sunday 21 May 2017.

Congratulations to one of the Centre's M3C students, Bethany Marsh, December 2016

Bethany has been awarded the Midland History Prize for her article ‘Lodging the Irish’: an exploratory study of refugee activity and local charity in Nottinghamshire, 1641-1651.

Exploring Leicestershire's History, Saturday 19 November 2016

A free symposium to be held in the 1st Floor Seminar Room, David Wilson Library, University of Leicester from 2pm till 5pm. Speakers include Dr Julie Attard, Dr Joe Harley, Dr Susan Kilby, Dr Pam Fisher and Delia Richards. Please reserve your place by emailing leicsvch@le.ac.uk or phoning 0116 252 5722.

New History Lab, 4.30pm, Friday 28 October 2016, ATT002

Professor Steven Gunn, ‘Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Sixteenth-Century England’. It’ll be tea and cake from 4:30pm then History at 5pm.

'Battle-Scarred' Exhibition: Frontier, issue 3 (2016)

The work of Centre staff, honorary fellows and students has been showcased on pp. 26-29 of the autumn issue of the University's Postgraduate Research Magazine Frontier.

English Local History Graduate appointed to Fellowship, 8 October 2016

Nathan Murphy of Saratoga Springs, Utah, has been named the 165th Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. Nathan undertook his MA in ELH back in 2004 and wrote his dissertation on indentured servants in mid seventeenth-century Devon. Read more.

Spotlight on the Centre Conference, Saturday 27 February 2016

A one day symposium at 1 Salisbury Rd, Leicester. 9.30am to 5.00pm. Speakers include Keith Snell, Susan Kilby, Ian Bailey, Kevin Schurer, Hannah Worthen, Matt Tompkins, Katie Bridger and Steven King.


Archive of Past Events and Conferences

Community, Family and Kin: Current Themes and Approaches

An English Local History and BALH One Day Symposium
Fraser Noble Building, University of Leicester
9.30am - 4.30pm, 7 November 2015

We have recently heard, with great regret, news of the passing away of Joan Thirsk, an eminent scholar in the development of English Local History at Leicester.

How the enclosure of common land sparked riots, revolts and resistance in the Midlands

How the enclosure of common land sparked riots, revolts and resistance in the Midlands

Posted by pt91 at Apr 25, 2017 02:04 PM |

Vaughan Archaeological and Historical Society’s annual Hoskins Lecture for the University takes place on 5 May

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Student project explores the experiences of women who entered into mixed Black Caribbean and White British relationships in Leicester between 1948 and the 1970s

Student project explores the experiences of women who entered into mixed Black Caribbean and White British relationships in Leicester between 1948 and the 1970s

Posted by ap507 at Mar 28, 2017 10:40 AM |

Study by local mature student seeks to interview women throughout Leicestershire

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How forensic statistics nailed the identity of the ‘Last Plantagenet’

How forensic statistics nailed the identity of the ‘Last Plantagenet’

Posted by er134 at Mar 21, 2017 04:07 PM |

Professor Kevin Schürer to give free public talk on Tuesday 28 March in the Centre for Medicine

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Doctoral Inaugural Lectures to celebrate postgraduate researchers

Posted by cws7 at Apr 19, 2016 04:06 PM |

Hosted by the Graduate School, the Inaugural Lectures delivered by students in the College of Social Science, Arts and Humanities will take place in May 2016.

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Leicester historian takes Hairy Bikers through Yorkshire’s past pubs

Leicester historian takes Hairy Bikers through Yorkshire’s past pubs

Posted by pt91 at Apr 13, 2016 01:10 PM |

Story behind local pub legend revealed on new BBC series on 18 April

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