1st May 2003

 

UNEARTHING THE PAST IN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

 

Do you have an interest in local history? Would you like to learn how to explore historical documents to find out about the past? If so, a new Saturday course at the University of Lincoln is tailor-made for you.

 

‘Approaches to Local History’ will run on three Saturdays in May and June with the aim of deepening students’ understanding of the localities in which they live.

 

“The course will encourage participants to explore a variety of historical documents – parish records, wills, maps, directories, census listings, local newspapers and oral testimony – to inform their understanding of local communities in the past,” said course leader Andrew Walker.

 

The source materials considered will span a wide time period from the 16th to the 20th century.

 

The course will take the form of three day-schools combining lectures and participative workshops.

 

‘Approaches to Local History’ will be held at the university’s Brayford Pool campus on 31st May, 7th June and 21st June from 10am to 3pm.

 

The cost of the course is £60. For more details or to enrol contact Rachel Heaton on Lincoln 886898.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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