Summer Lecture Series open for registration

This year’s Summer Lecture Series will focus on the theme of contested spaces over time. The series, which takes place throughout July and August, is now open for registration.

Sponsored by the Friends of The National Archives and supported by the Royal Historical Society, the series welcomes five leading academics to explore issues including land disputes, migration and human stories of place and identity.

From medieval migration to Pakistan in the aftermath of Partition, each lecture is underpinned by the rich collections held at The National Archives and will feature a display of the original documents used during the speakers’ research.

Val Johnson, Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives says:

‘We are thrilled to announce our second annual Summer Lecture Series and are delighted that five such distinguished academics are contributing to the programme. The series forms part of our growing research programme as an Independent Research Organisation and reflects the breadth of research that can be undertaken using our rich collections.’

Dr Tony Wakeford, Chairman of the Friends of The National Archives says:

‘The Friends of The National Archives are delighted to sponsor this year’s Summer Lecture Series which will highlight the influence that “place” has on our identity. We look forward to showcasing the vital role that cartography plays in documenting this changing relationship through The National Archives’ collection.’

You can now book your place at any of the lectures in our programme:

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

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

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

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

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

All lectures are free to attend but registration in advance is required.

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