Hands on History: Exploring Aspects of Research

Hands on History: Exploring Aspects of Research image

Led by academics from the University along with other heritage professionals the day will consist of presentations and workshops and will provide a great opportunity for networking. You will have the opportunity to share knowledge and skills in historical research, particularly within Northamptonshire. It may help you, your local history society museum or historic house with organising future displays, presentations, public events and publications.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Mike Roger, The National Archives:

'Research: the foundation for understanding our past and how it became the present'


During the day attendees will have the opportunity to attend two workshops. We will endevour to allocate you to your favoured workshops. The following workshops will be available:

1)Daniel Williams, Northamptonshire Record Office:

Victorian Workhouses, and the records they create

2) Rebecca Shawcross, Senior Shoe Curator, Northampton Museums & Art Gallery:

 'Researching the Northamptonshire Boot and Shoe Industry its Factories, Owners, Employees and Community'

3) Ana Bordona Fox, Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA):

'Investigating and researching Archaeology - artefacts, buried, landscape and buildings'

4) Caroline Nielsen, Senior Lecturer in History and Heritage, University of Northampton

Researching Medical History

5) Mark Rothery, Senior Lecturer in 18th & 19th Century History, University of Northampton:

Researching the Country House

6) Drew Gray, Subject Leader – History, University of Northampton:

Criminal Lives and Historical Crime Online

7) Rachel Moss, Lecturer in History, University of Northampton:

Women's Lives in the Medieval Archive

8) Jim Beach, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History:

Researching Military History

Concluding Lectures:

 Tom Carter, Heritage & Volunteer Co-ordinator, University of Northampton Student Union: Researching and Restoration of the Student Union Engine Shed

Matthew McCormack, Professor of History:

Concluding lecture


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