6HUM1126: Finding the Past: From local to global communities A
Workshops on Thursdays 4pm-6pm, starting 1 October.
Module Leader: Dr Katrina Navickas
This module is workshop based, and requires prior preparation for each workshop.
Community history is the history of people and local places, the story of families, occupations, crime, religion, poverty, and connections built between places through migration.
Digital resources and databases have transformed the study of local and community history, enabling historians and the public to link records of people and places across the world. In this module you will critically reflect upon digital, archival and public approaches to the histories of local and global communities.
You will produce a sustained piece of public history of a local community, based on a wide range of archival and digital primary sources, including the census, parish, migration, criminal and statistical records. You can focus on the history of your local community or compare local community histories in Britain with Australia, America and elsewhere.
W. T. R. Pryce, From Family History to Community History (Cambridge, 1994)
Carol Kammen, On Doing Local History (London, 2014)
M. Williams, Researching Local History: the Human Journey (Abingdon, 2013)