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Manorial Documents: Past, present and into the future – Keynote Address and Sessions

The one-day conference – ‘Manorial Documents: Past, present and into the future’ – took place at The National Archives on Tuesday 25 September 2018. The conference was a collaborative event between the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) Advisory Panel and The National Archives, with an aim to:

  • Promote the Manorial Documents Register as a valuable research tool
  • Begin to explore its research potential
  • Inspire inter-disciplinary research activities of all kinds

Audio recordings from the day’s sessions are available to listen to below.

Keynote Address

Professor Chris Dyer (Emeritus Professor of History, University of Leicester)

Listen to the Keynote Address

Panel Session 1: The manorial context

  • Professor Angus Winchester (Chair)
  • Professor Richard M. Smith (Emeritus Professor of Historical Geography and Demography and Fellow of Downing College)
  • Dr Mark Gardiner (Reader in Heritage in the College of Arts, University of Lincoln)
  • Professor Phillipp Schofield (Aberystwyth University, Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship)

Listen to Panel 1: The manorial context

Panel Session 2: The Register goes online

  • Professor Caroline Barron (Chair)
  • Helen Watt (Archivist, Sub-Editor/Researcher on The Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project)
  • Dr Herbert Eiden (Victoria County History of Essex)
  • Dr Nick Barratt (Senate House Librarian and President, Federation of Family History Societies)

Listen to Panel 2: The Register goes online

Roundtable: What’s next?

  • Professor Mark Bailey (Chair)
  • Richard Gilbert (PhD Studentship, University of Sheffield)
  • Linda Bankier (Berwick Archivist and Centre for Archive and Information Studies, University of Dundee)
  • Professor Andrew Prescott (Digital Humanities, University of Glasgow)
  • Charles Kelham (Borough Archivist, Doncaster MBC)