Presentation Material

From time to time BALH officers and representatives are asked to speak at various local and family history events. Copies of presentation material, where available, will be found on this page. Where possible, we publish material provided by third-party speakers also.

Discussing 21st Century Challenges : County Societies Symposium 2016

John Hudson, Head of Publishing, Historic England :
Funding historic publishing in times of austerity – can crowdfunding fill the gap?
Notes on the Historic England crowd funding initiative

Gill Cookson, President, Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society :
Modern Challenges facing County Societies

Dr Gill Draper, Events and Development Officer, BALH :
The Value of Community-Generated Research

Dr Jessica Lutkin, University of York :
England's Immigrants 1330-1550 and Local History Societies: lessons in creating and consuming history


Local History Day 2016

Richard Wiltshire, Senior Archivist, London Metropolitan Archives :
Business As Usual
Details of the Business Archives Council Bursary for Business History Research can be found at :

Who Do You Think You Are Live? 2016

Dr Jane Howells :
Don’t throw that out! The delights of EPHEMERA

Dr Gill Draper :
The Best Place For Local History