Hoskins Lecture 2014: 'Who Made the English Landscape'

Series Name Friends of the Centre for English Local History
Speaker Professor Chris Dyer, Emeritus Professor of Regional and Local History
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Jun 07, 2014 02:30 PM
Ends at Jun 07, 2014 03:30 PM
Venue Ken Edwards Building
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Contact Frank Galbraith at: galbers@talktalk.net

The Friends of the Centre for English Local History host the Hoskins Lecture 2014.

This year the speaker is Professor Chris Dyer, Emeritus Professor of regional and Local History at University of Leicester, who has specialised in research on the economic and social history of England with particular attention to the East Midlands area. In his chosen topic ‘Who Made the English Landscape’ he will seek to answer some of the questions we ask ourselves as we travel across the country.

The Friends of the Centre for English Local History was formed in 1989 by the late Professor Harold Fox to provide support for the Centre and its students through the provision of library donations, student bursaries and in other practical ways. In addition a number of events are organised throughout the year that include visits to places of interest and conferences that will appeal to anyone with an enthusiasm for studying the past. Each year the ‘Friends’ host a lecture to commemorate the work of W G Hoskins who is regarded as the main catalyst in promoting the study of English history at the local level. Over the years many of the leading figures in the study of English local history have delivered inspiring insights into the subject covering a very wide spectrum of learning. Topics in the past have covered place names, the sporting landscapes the place of the Church and how local communities arranged common rights.

The lecture will be held on Saturday, 7June, starting at 2.30pm in the Ken Edwards Building on the main university campus. Afterwards, at 5 Salisbury Road, there will be a book sale with a selection of interesting publications mainly relating to historic themes. Booking is not essential but is a help to the organisers.

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