Home Truths: Secrets and Discoveries in Family History

  • Event date: 20/11/2019
  • Venue: London Metropolitan Archives

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Home Truths: Secrets and Discoveries in Family History Wednesday 20 November 2019, 2.30-4.30pm Location: London Metropolitan Archives   Why are we so interested in family secrets? How should family historians deal with the things previous generations wished to keep hidden? And why are historians increasingly drawn to family history and stories of family? Join a … Continued

Experiences of Adult Education in Britain since 1919

  • Event date: 14/03/2020 – 14/03/2020
  • Venue: St Hilda's, Oxford
  • CFP Deadline: 02/12/2019

2019 is the centenary of the publication of a foundational text in the history of British adult education: the Ministry of Reconstruction’s Final Report on Adult Education. This laid the groundwork for liberal adult education in Britain. Since then, many thousands of people have participated in adult education. Adult education has been a major catalyst … Continued

The ‘Madwoman’ and the Institution: Interrogating the Experience of Female Insanity in the Long Nineteenth Century

  • Event date: 01/04/2020
  • Venue: University of Leicester
  • CFP Deadline: 17/01/2020

This conference aims to reconfigure our understanding of the ‘madwoman’ in England’s long nineteenth century, asking key questions about the diagnosis, treatment, care and representation of women perceived as ‘insane’. This period saw the institutionalization of large swathes of the population, including those considered mentally ill. Simultaneously, medical advancements and increased interest in mental illness saw a … Continued

Voluntary Action History Society Conference

  • Event date: 08/07/2020 – 10/07/2020
  • Venue: University of Liverpool
  • CFP Deadline: 31/12/2019

VOLUNTARY ACTION IN CHANGING TIMES: CREATING HISTORY OR REPEATING IT? We are looking for papers which will provide insights into the development of the history of voluntary organisations and volunteering in the past thirty years and address the challenges it faces in the future. We are looking for papers which: approach voluntary action history from … Continued