Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Industrial England: Call for speakers reminder

CALL FOR SPEAKERS
INDUSTRIAL ENGLAND
A DAY-LONG WORKSHOP FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS ABOUT THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL EFFECTS OF ENGLAND’S INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS
NOVEMBER 1, 2014
NORTH YORK CENTRAL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Canadiana Department of the North York Central Library will be co-hosting a one-day workshop on the above theme of “Industrial England”. The time period we are particularly interested in is 1750 to 1870 although later times could also be relevant.
We are looking for speakers who would like to be part of this workshop. We want to receive proposals from professional genealogists, historians, family historians, librarians and archivists.
You are invited to submit proposals for lectures on topics such as migration to the cities, changes in occupations, effects of industrialization on rural communities, and changes in social organizations, cultural life, religion and education. Lectures can be about a family, an industry or about a place in England (e.g., Manchester), a county (e.g., Cornwall), a region (e.g., the Midlands) or relevant to the whole country.
Workshop attendees will be most interested in lectures emphasizing sources and research techniques that might be useful in their own family history research. We need lectures suitable for all levels of experience.
Each lecture session will be an hour or half-hour long, including 10 or 5 minutes for questions. Presentations should be illustrated; we will provide a computer projector or an overhead projector. Speakers will be expected to provide a handout of supporting material (up to four pages), which we will photocopy for all registrants.
Speakers will be paid an honorarium of $100 per lecture hour ($50 for a half-hour lecture). Speakers living in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Toronto will receive an allowance of $35 for travel and incidental expenses. For speakers living further away, modest travel expenses, accommodation and incidental expenses will be reimbursed on an individual basis.
Please submit your lecture proposals by e-mail. Please keep them brief and informal at this time. Be sure to include your mailing address, phone number and a brief biography.
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014
Proposals must be sent to: courses@torontofamilyhistory.org
For more information about the Toronto Branch of the OGS, please go to http://torontofamilyhistory.org

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