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Spotlight on the Centre

A conference organised by the Friends of the Centre for English Local History. Saturday 24 February 2018 at the Museum Studies Building, 19 University Road, Leicester.

Congratulations to one of the Centre's M3C students, Nicola Blacklaws, December 2017

Nicola has been awarded the Midland History Prize for her article- 'Old' and 'new' welfare: the Poor Law and social housing in Leicestershire, c.1925-1929

Local Population Studies Conference

Held on the theme of Population and Transport at the University of Leicester on 11 November 2017. It was 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 took an excursion into Staffordshire, which included visits to the Stoke Museum and Gallery, and the Gladstone Pottery Museum on Saturday 23 September 2017. 

Hoskins Day 2017

Professor Dawn Hadley of the University of Sheffield, 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, Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse, 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

Speakers included Dr Julie Attard, Dr Joe Harley, Dr Susan Kilby, Dr Pam Fisher and Delia Richards.

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

Professor Steven Gunn, ‘Everyday Life and Accidental Death in Sixteenth-Century England’. 

'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.

Spotlight on the Centre Conference, Saturday 27 February 2016

Speakers included Keith Snell, Susan Kilby, Ian Bailey, Kevin Schurer, Hannah Worthen, Matt Tompkins, Katie Bridger and Steven King.

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