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Family History Event, 30-31 May 2019

The Family Histories Discussion Forum at Newcastle University has invited members to a networking event, to be held on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May 2019, in the Armstrong Reception Rooms at Newcastle University.

The first day will focus on networking and include a keynote address to be delivered by the BBC journalist and Newcastle University Alumni, Kate Adie.

The second day will be devoted to developing future collaborations. The format for this will be a number of workshops on themes related to family histories in research and heritage.

The title of our event is: Heirlooms, tales and generations: setting agendas for family histories.

The Discussion Forum brings together scholars in History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University. This interdisciplinary group coalesced around the initial question: why is everyone so interested in family history? The popularity of family history as a pursuit has led to new forms of engagement with heritage, archives, libraries, public services, and academic scholarship. They wish to explore these connections with regional stakeholders and heritage institutions.

Any member interested in attending this event should contact the organiser, Anton Caruana Galizia, by 26 April. He's especially interested to hear from people who might like to  contribute a presentation to one of our workshops? Presentations can be between 10-20 minutes long, and can have as their subject how you and/or your organisation engage with family history.

The event is free, but you must register by Friday 26 April by e-mail, at

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