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Local History- Uncovering the Places and Communities connected to your Ancestors (342)


Tutor: Claire Kennan


Local history forms an integral part of wider historical research; it broadens our range of historical enquiries and intersects with other disciplines, including family history and social history, using a vast range of sources. Through the lens of local history, we can appreciate the broader historical context of our forebears and better understand their experiences. This course will guide you step by step through three key time periods, from c.1066 to the present day, using a variety of case studies and sources from across Britain to enhance your learning.

The course, developed in association with the British Association for Local History (BALH), is designed for those who are just starting out in local history research and for more experienced researchers who would like guidance, inspiration or practical advice.

Lesson Headings:
  • * Introduction to Local History
  • * Local History in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries
  • * Uncovering your Medieval and Early Modern Local History (c.1066 – 1700)
  • * Local History in the Digital Age

Each lesson includes exercises and activities; a minimum of 1 one-hour chat session per week.

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Relevant Countries: England, Wales

Course Length: 4 weeks
Start Date: 06 Sep 2021
Cost: £45.99
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Start Date: 07 Mar 2022
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