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 44, Number 4 - October 2014

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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 113 Autumn 2014

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Latest News

Local History and the First World War

LOCAL HISTORY AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR A new section of the website has been dedicated to the local history of the First World War. It features…

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New American Connections for BALH

BALH is delighted to announce a new link with the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH). The aim is to share interests and…

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