Summer Lecture Series

The Summer Lecture Series welcomes a range of leading academic speakers whose research explores an annual theme and is underpinned by the rich collections held at The National Archives.

The purpose of the series is to showcase the breadth of pioneering academic research which has drawn on records held at The National Archives, and to highlight our own growing research programme as an Independent Research Organisation.

The series is generously sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives and supported by the Royal Historical Society.

Mapping movement: people, place and power

5 July to 30 August 2018, The National Archives

In these five lectures, our speakers will explore contested spaces over time, examining issues from land dispute and migration to human stories of place and identity.

5 July Resisting boundaries: landscape and memory in early modern England , Professor Andy Wood (Durham University) – Book your place

19 July Medieval migration: mapping the foreigner 1300-1550, Professor Mark Ormrod (University of York) – Book your place

2 August Pakistan after Partition: the British High Commission 1947-65, Professor Ian Talbot (University of Southampton) – Book your place

16 August Preserving the evidence: the trials of an early modern map, Sonja Schwoll (The National Archives) and Susan Littlewood – Book your place

30 August Great escapes: The story of MI9’s secret maps, Dr Barbara Bond – Book your place