Local History in Britain After Hoskins Conference, University of Leicester, 9-12 July 2009
This conference marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Local History in England by W.G. Hoskins. This influential book helped establish the subject both as an academic discipline and as a pursuit of thousands of local historians who are not professional academics. The conference is designed to appeal to everyone interested in local history, in all its varied aspects, and will have a wide scope in time and space.
The conference is not intended to be primarly a commemoration of Hoskins, but will celebrate the subject that he helped create. It will show how general conclusions can be drawn from the study of particular places. The papers and lectures will reflect the current state of local history, and will look forward to new developments in the subject.
The University of Leicester's Oadby campus will provide the venue for the conference. This is set in its own landscaped gardens in a leafy suburb, near the University's renowned Botanic Gardens. Much of the accommodation is recently built and the rest has been recently refurbished, together with good food and other excellent facilites.
A full programme and booking form is available as a PDF from http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/
Dr Andrew Hopper
Centre for English Local History
University of Leicester
Marc Fitch House
5 Salisbury Rd
Leicester, LE1 7QR
United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.le.ac.uk/elh/
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