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Free Online Events for March 2023

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Fri, 3 Mar 2023, 14:00 GMT

Rebellion or Revolution? Understanding the American Revolutionary War

How do we define loyalty? Rebellion? Resistance? Join us to discuss these concepts in the context of the American Revolutionary War.

By National Archives [free but donation suggested]

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebellion-or-revolution-understanding-the-american-revolutionary-war-tickets-482350853387

 

Wed, 8 March 2023, 10:30 โ€“ 12:00, 2:30 - 4:30pm, 7:30 - 9-00pm GMT

A Few Forgotten Women Online for International Womenโ€™s Day

Come along and listen to members of the Few Forgotten Women team talk about some of the fascinating stories uncovered

By A Few Forgotten Women

There are three sessions across the day for this event, book for each one individually

Link and more details

Session 1๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-few-forgotten-women-online-for-international-womens-day-session-1-tickets-562325078447

Session 2๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-few-forgotten-women-online-for-international-womens-day-session-2-tickets-562481847347

Session 3๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-few-forgotten-women-online-for-international-womens-day-session-3-tickets-562473452237

 

Wed, 8 March 2023, 3:00 PM โ€“ 4:00 PM GMT

Introduction to Family History

Find out about the resources held by the National Library of Scotland which can assist you with your family history research.

By National Library of Scotland

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-family-history-tickets-514896468197

 

Wed, 8 March 2023, 18:00 โ€“ 20:00 GMT

The kitchen niche: Gertrude Bray and the heart of the home

Deborah Sugg Ryan

By Uni of Portsmouth

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-kitchen-niche-gertrude-bray-and-the-heart-of-the-home-tickets-526337578867

 

Thu, 9 March 2023, 18:00 โ€“ 19:00 GMT

'Truth and Fantasy in the Victorian Museum'

Jordan Kistler explores truth and fantasy in the Victorian museum

by EHU Nineteen

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jordan-kistler-truth-and-fantasy-in-the-victorian-museum-tickets-535450385517

 

Thu, 9 March 2023, 19:30 โ€“ 20:45 GMT

Putting Your Ancestors in their Place: ten steps to a one place study

by Glamorgan FHS

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/putting-your-ancestors-in-their-place-ten-steps-to-a-one-place-study-tickets-523975884977 

 

Fri, 10 Mar 2023, 14:00 GMT

The Prize Papers: a New Frontier in Global and Maritime History

Join us as we explore how the discovery of Prize Papers has the power to revolutionise our view on history as we know it.

By National Archives [free but donation suggested]

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-prize-papers-a-new-frontier-in-global-and-maritime-history-tickets-482335688027

 

Thu, 9 Mar 2023, 19:15 GMT

Highgate Pink Plaques Project: Burdett-Coutts to Stella Gibbons

Catharine Wells will tell us about the Pink Plaques project celebrating Highgate women who have made a difference past and present

By Friends of Highgate Library

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/highgate-pink-plaques-project-burdett-coutts-to-stella-gibbons-online-tickets-479631760507

 

Sat, 11 March 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:30 GMT

'Crime City - Manchester's Victorian Underworld' 

An illustrated presentation given by Joseph O'Neill

By Oldham and District Branch of MLFHS

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mlfhs-oldham-district-branch-monthly-meeting-and-talk-zoom-in-person-tickets-529522785907

 

Wed, 15 Mar 2023, 17:00 GMT

Capitalism and Slavery: debates, legacies and new directions for research

Eric Williamsโ€™ Capitalism and Slavery: debates, legacies and new directions for research. Online panel event,

By Royal Historical Society

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capitalism-and-slavery-debates-legacies-and-new-directions-for-research-tickets-513875123327

 

Wed, 15 March 2023, 17:00 โ€“ 18:00 GMT

Maps for Family and Local History

Find out how maps can help with your family history or local history research in this introductory talk and question and answer session.

By National Library of Scotland

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/maps-for-family-and-local-history-tickets-541119181037

 

Wed, 22 March 2023, 16:30 โ€“ 18:00 GMT

โ€˜A Feminist History of Brexit Britain, or How the Working Class Became Maleโ€™

By Dr Laura Schwartz as part of the De Montfort Uni Research Seminars

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/history-research-seminars-tickets-432150322247

 

Fri, 24 Mar 2023, 14:00 GMT

The Wife of Bath: A Biography is a one-of-a-kind history of a literary and feminist icon who continues to capture the imagination of readers

By National Archives [free but donation suggested]

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wife-of-bath-a-biography-tickets-535991293387

 

Sat, 25 March 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 16:00 GMT

Britainโ€™s Railway History for Family Historians

This talk will unravel the mysteries of Britainโ€™s rich railway heritage and archives for family historians

By Glamorgan FHS

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gfhs-agm-and-britains-railway-history-for-family-historians-tickets-524875395437

 

Tue, 28 February 2023, 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 GMT

Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles

With Emma J Wells

By Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pilgrim-routes-of-the-british-isles-with-emma-j-wells-tickets-518603847067

 

Wed, 29 March 2023, 15:00 โ€“ 16:00 BST

Women's Lives and Writings: Online Resources for Everyone

Discover collections of important women within the Library's Digital Gallery and Learning Zone.

By National Library of Scotland

Link and more details๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-for-everyone-tickets-547475793837

 

 

Setting the Record Straight

Dave Annal of Lifelines Research has produced a series of YouTube videos called

Setting the Record Straight

 

So far episodes are

Episode 1 - Really Bad Digitisation, Part 1๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqyAqWk9bwo&t=36s

Episode 2 - Really Bad Digitisation, Part II ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGvNXAG7kQ8

PhD Opportunity

โ€˜Give him sympathy & a helping handโ€™:

Understanding the impact of occupational accidents & disability on English & Welsh railway staff & their families, 1897-1939

 

 
 

Applications are invited for a fees-only PhD bursary to commence in October 2023. A fabulous opportunity for a Family Historian 

This project results from a collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and the National Railway Museum. You will analyse the human impacts of occupational accidents in the English and Welsh railway industry, 1897-1939. This will be understood through worker lifecycles, placing accidents in their wider occupational and sociocultural contexts. As part of this, you will explore railway workers in their family and community settings, ensuring the broader impacts of occupational accident and disability are revealed.

The PhD will be based in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, and will be supervised by Dr Mike EsbesterKaren Baker (National Railway Museum) and Dr Cathryn Pearce

 

 

Free online events for February 2023

Tue, 7 February 2023, 12:30 โ€“ 13:00 GMT

Live from the Archive

Part Magnificent Maps of London collection

By London Metropolitan Archives

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-from-the-archive-virtual-tickets-522949946367

 

Tue, 7 February 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 GMT

Women in the City

Virginia Woolf is said to have commented โ€˜for most of history Anonymous was a womanโ€™ and there have always been women in the City.

By Guildhall Library

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-women-in-the-city-tickets-481767969967

 

Thu, 9 February 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 GMT

Gone But Not Forgotten

Whatโ€™s the best way to be remembered in the City?

By Guildhall Library

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-gone-but-not-forgotten-tickets-481771380167

 

Sat, 11 February 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:30 GMT

'Pit Lasses - the Female Miners of 1842'

 An illustrated presentation given by Denise Bates who is an historian and writer.

By Oldham and District Branch of MLFHS

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mlfhs-oldham-district-branch-monthly-meeting-and-talk-free-on-zoom-tickets-514927501017

 

Thu, 16 February 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 GMT

Street Food and the Hawkers of London

The capitalโ€™s streets once were filled with food. Hawkers wandered the city and cried out their wares.

By Guildhall Library

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/onsite-hybrid-street-food-and-the-hawkers-of-london-tickets-479878117367

 

Thu, 16 February 2023, 15:00 โ€“ 16:00 GMT

Navigating the Maps Website

Learn how to navigate the maps website in this online workshop.

By National Library of Scotland

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/navigating-the-maps-website-tickets-523586159297

 

Thu, 16 February 2023, 19:30 โ€“ 20:45 GMT

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archives

An introduction to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Archives and how to access the resources.

By Glamorgan Family History Society

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/commonwealth-war-graves-commission-archives-tickets-528692291877

 

Fri, 17 Feb 2023, 14:00 GMT

The Cleveland Street Scandal

[Free to attend but donation suggested]

Delve into a scandalous side of Victorian London with the Cleveland Street Scandal

By National Archives

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-cleveland-street-scandal-tickets-482339298827

 

Tue, 21 February 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 GMT

Hogarth's London

Hogarthโ€™s paintings and engravings and 18th century London life.

By Guildhall Library

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/onsite-hybrid-hogarths-london-tickets-479879451357

 

Wed, 22 February 2023, 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 GMT

In Search of Britainโ€™s Oldest Pub

Explore pubs as historic buildings with buildings archaeologist James Wright!

By Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-search-of-britains-oldest-pub-with-archaeologist-james-wright-tickets-510894658677

 

Fri, 24 Feb 2023, 14:00 GMT

Treason in the Age of Abolition 

[Free to attend but donation suggested]

Kris Manjapra explores how the meaning of โ€œtreasonโ€ was reconfigured by Black liberation struggles during the Age of Abolition

By National Archives

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/treason-in-the-age-of-abolition-tickets-482345788237

 

Mon, 27 February 2023, 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 GMT

Fashion, Fury and Feathers: Womenโ€™s Fight for Change

An opportunity to hear author Tessa Boase speak about this fascinating subject.

By Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fashion-fury-and-feathers-womens-fight-for-change-with-tessa-boase-tickets-509352325517

 

Tue, 28 February 2023, 13:00 โ€“ 14:00 GMT

Colours and Shapes: โ€‹โ€‹Maps are used to tell us much more than where we are and where to go.

Part Magnificent Maps of London collection

By London Metropolitan Archives

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colours-and-shapes-virtual-tickets-522937900337

 

Tue, 28 February 2023, 14:00 โ€“ 15:00 GMT

King John: โ€˜Soft, cowardly, and untrustworthy

A chance to discuss your favourite kings and queens of England.

By Guildhall Library

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-king-john-soft-cowardly-and-untrustworthy-repeat-discussion-tickets-481781851487

 

Tue, 28 February 2023, 18:30 โ€“ 19:30 GMT

Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles

A fascinating opportunity to hear author Emma J. Wells speak about pilgrim routes of the British Isles.

By Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link and more details ๐Ÿ‘‰  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pilgrim-routes-of-the-british-isles-with-emma-j-wells-tickets-518603847067

Northwich Library : Relocation
Northwich Library will be opening in its new temporary home alongside the team at Weaver Hall Museum,
 
The move will take place from Monday 30 January, while renovation works are carried out on the Witton Street building.
 
 
The new temporary library will offer all our usual services, including:
  • A selection of the latest fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children
  • Internet access via public computers and free Wi-Fi
  • Printing, photocopying and scanning services
  • Events, activities and groups
 
Opening times for the library will be:
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am โ€“ 5pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 9am โ€“ 7pm
  • Saturday: 9am โ€“ 1pm
 
 
Staff will be running a self-service offer in Brio Northwich Memorial Court, where residents can borrow and return books from a small collection in the town centre, checked regularly by library staff.
 
Temporary extended opening times at Barnton, Sandiway and Weaverham libraries will cease on Saturday 28 January, and they will return to their standard hours.
 
Weaver Hall Museum and Library is a warm, welcoming space.
 
 
For more information and updates, visit
Northwich Library | Cheshire West and Chester Council