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Telling Small Stories, Telling Big Stores: A Family History Workshop event

Venue: Online


A two-day symposium on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 June, exploring:

  • How historians (of all types) might better collaborate through family history
  • The ethical, methodological and political challenges of family history
  • How family history can change the way we think about our history and our present
  • How we might go about placing family histories in broader historical and political contexts and
  • How family history and genealogy might help more ‘traditional’ historians understand their subject


This two day event is free and all are welcome but booking is essential. Click on the following link for more information and to book:




This event is organised by the Raphael Samuel History Centre, Historians Collaborate and the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck. It is associated with the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology's Discover the Past events series, open to the public and students. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page

The Raphael Samuel History Centre is a research and educational centre devoted to encouraging the widest possible participation in historical research and debate. It has a large programme of research, teaching, and public events and works with universities, museums, libraries, and schools, to create new forums for historical education and discussion. 

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures.


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