Here's a reminder to register for the fourth of our Spring Seminars, which will be held on Monday 12 April at 2pm. This time we have three speakers, Dr Harvey Osborne, Dr Mary Fraser, and Professor Annie Tindley. Following these papers we have the presentation of the Joan Thirsk Memoral Prize for the Best Book in British or Irish Rural or Agrarian History published during 2020, and the launch of Histories of people and landscapes. Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey, edited by R. W. Hoyle.
There is no charge but you do need to register in advance to secure your place.
The AGM will follow at 4.30pm. Non-members are welcome to attend the session from 2pm to 4.30 pm but must leave before the AGM starts.
We have now added the papers for the AGM to the BAHS web site. To attend the AGM you need to register for the Zoom session after which you will receive a link to it via email. You can join at any time during the afternoon, but please keep yourself on mute during the presentations.
Monday 12 April
At 2.00: Dr Harvey Osborne (University College Suffolk), ‘The changing meaning of Salmon: Environmental crisis and social conflict in Victorian Britain’.
Dr Mary Fraser (University of Glasgow), ‘Police as Ploughmen in 1917/18: How Britain’s policemen helped local populations by temporary release into agriculture’.
At 3.00: Professor Annie Tindley (University of Newcastle upon Tyne), ‘Landed responses to land reform in Scotland and Ireland, c. 1860 to 1903’