Thursday 11 April 18:00 - 20:30

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road

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Maurice Bond Lecture and Harley Prize Presentation


Join us for this year's Maurice Bond Lecture “Placing Archives: The Victoria County History and Archival Landscapes”

The 2024 Maurice Bond lecture will be given by Dr Adam Chapman, principal editor for the Victoria County History (VCH).

In his lecture, Dr Chapman will reflect on how no one archive can adequately treat any one place and how the VCH has approached this challenge over its 125 year history, as a project profoundly intertwined with the development of the British archival profession and sector.

The Victoria County History is one of the world’s longest-running research projects, exploring England’s rich local history.

Based at the Institute for Historical Research, Dr Chapman is also Lecturer in Medieval History.

We will also be presenting the 2023 Janette Harley Prize, which has been awarded jointly to Dr Ian Forrest and Christopher Whittick (translators and editors), for The Visitation of Hereford Diocese in 1397, and Dr Imogen Peck (Birmingham University), for “‘Of no sort of use’?: Manuscripts, Memory, and the Family Archive in Eighteenth Century England”, and the accompanying blog series and online resources, part of the ‘Family Archives in Early Modern England’ research project supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

The lecture and presentation will be followed by a drinks reception.

The event will take place at the London Metropolitan Archives. Entrance is via Reception on Northampton Road. Nearest station is Farringdon (tube/train) and Angel (Northern Line) is also nearby. Please try to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before the advertised start time.

When booking, please indicate if you have any mobility or assistance requirements. The event will take place on the first floor which is accessible by lift and stairs.

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