Other societies are also launching online lectures: we noted, for instance, the series launched by the Yorkshire Vernacular Architecture Studies Group. If you are launching your own series or know of others, let us know. Historians always knew that epidemics were transformative and accelerated change: it is the adoption of Zoom and video conferencing as a ubiquitous form of communication which will perhaps mark this one.
The publishers are also keeping themselves busy. It is also with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of Histories of people and landscape. Essays on the Sheffield region in memory of David Hey. David, as will be recalled by many, was one of the finest local historians of his generation. From his base in south Yorkshire, he made a sparkling contribution to the agricultural and landscape history of the district. David was also a committed member of the Society, holding every office including that of President. This volume is welcome as a memorial to one of our own, who contributed so much and is so sorely missed.
The formal launch will take place on 12 April, but the volume can be already be purchased at a discounted price from the publishers, the University of Hertfordshire Press. Details are on the BAHS Home Page.