Monthly Archives: January 2016

Seminar Event: The personal heritage research environment in the 21st century

Join us for our first seminar of 2016. All welcome, no need to book.

The personal heritage research environment in the 21st century

Dr Nick Barratt (Author, historian and consultant for BBC ‘Who Do You think You Are?’)

Date: 3 February

Time: 17:30

VenuePast & Present Room 202, 2nd floor, IHR, North block, Senate House

Drawing upon case studies and examples, Dr Barratt will explore changing approaches to personal heritage – including genealogy, local and social history – over the last decade and a half, arguing that current practice threatens to undermine the evolving research infrastructure.

_MG_7829Dr Nick Barratt is a medieval historian, author of several books including The Forgotten Spy andGreater London: the Story of the Suburbs, and a broadcaster best known for his work on BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are. Having previously worked at The National Archives, he is now the Associate Director of Collections and Engagement at Senate House Library, University of London, and is working on a major exhibition and events programme to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare.