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On Saturday 14 July 2018, we’ll be hosting a workshop at Leeds City Museum, entitled ‘Family history and academic history – the value of collaboration’. This will explore the ways in which family historians, genealogists, academic historians, archives and libraries can collaborate. These groups are not distinct – many people fall into a number of these categories. The workshop will consider how we can bring together different kinds of knowledge (about one’s own family, or a special social context) and different people across various groups and institutions.
Our programme, below, includes historians from a wide range of backgrounds, including our own group of family historians, with whom we’ve been collaborating. Our keynote speaker is Tanya Evans (Macquarie University).
Registration is now open, with a small charge of £10 (or £5 for students). Refreshments, lunch and a drinks reception are included.
Programme: Family history and academic history: The value of collaboration
Saturday 14th July 2018, Leeds City Museum
9.30-10am: Refreshments and registration
10-11am: Keynote lecture:
Tanya Evans, Macquarie University: ‘The value of collaborating and co-creating knowledge on the history of fractured families with family historians’
11-11.30am: Tea and coffee break
Julia Laite, University of Birkbeck: ‘Who stands in Family History’s Shadows? Digitization, ethics, and the family history industry’
Mike Esbester, University of Portsmouth, ‘Crowd-sourcing, family history & the British railway accident: An introduction to the ‘Railway Work, Life & Death’ project’
Nick Barratt, ‘From navel-gazing to naval history: the changing relationship between family historians, archives and academic researchers’
2-3pm: Family historians and the ‘Living with Dying’ Project: Interactive workshop session and presentation of research
3-3.30pm: Tea and coffee break
3.30-4.30pm: Roundtable panel discussion:
Aoife O Connor, FindMyPast/University of Sheffield
Alison Fell, University of Leeds
Jackie Depelle, Specialist Family History Tutor
Amanda Reed, Creator of the Gypsyville Heritage Group
4.30-5pm: Drinks reception