Promoting local history

Promoting local history

Our purpose is to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.

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Events

Events include our annual Local History Day, regional conferences, and activities around the country planned jointly with other organisations. Visits are arranged to places of interest to local historians, often not easily accessible to individuals.

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Resources

BALH aims to encourage interest and enthusiasm for local history amongst learners of all ages, and to share best practice, knowledge and skills. Our publications meet the needs of local historians for background information, and for practical advice and guidance about sources and methods.

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Members receive The Local Historian, Local History News and the E-Newsletter four times a year, and have privileged access to conferences, specialist visits, and to the Discussion Forum and additional resources in the  'Members Only' area of this website.

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The Local Historian

The Local Historian contains articles on a very wide range of local history topics, including national overviews and local case-studies, as well as reviews and listings of new publications.

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Current Issue:

The Local Historian - Volume 45 Number 3 - July 2015

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Local History News

Local History News is our quarterly magazine containing topical articles, shorter notes and reports for everyone interested in local history.

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Current Issue:

Local History News Number 116 Summer 2015

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Latest News

BALH Awards 2015

BALH AWARDS 2015 certificates were presented to the following by BALH President Prof David Hey at Local History Day in Birmingham in June…

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First World War Local Studies: a rolling listing of recent publications

NEW to the Education section, BALH's rolling listing of published local studies of the impact of the First World War. The aim is to recognise…

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