Forthcoming symposium on exploring hospital records at the London Metropolitan Archives

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EXPLORING HOSPITAL RECORDS AND ARCHIVES: A Symposium Event for Researchers and Archivists The event is relevant for people starting their research (undergraduate or postgraduate) or those wanting to explore new routes into academic or historical explorations Researching hospital records offers opportunities and presents challenges. Records from the Royal Free Hospital will provide a main focus […]

Assessing popular medicine in Welsh literature

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The National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru) are currently assessing their medical and public health books within their Welsh Print Collection.  Welsh interest in medicine and the medical has a long pedigree dating back to the Physicians of Myddfai and beyond. Welsh works on medicine date back to William Salesbury’s 16th century treatise on […]

Upcoming History of Medicine events at the Festival of Creative Learning at The University of Edinburgh

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  The Lothian Health Services Archive (LHSA) are holding two workshops as part of The Festival of Creative Learning at The University of Edinburgh (20th – 24th February). On 20th and 22nd February, Samar Ziadat will be running workshops on ‘Making History’. Exploring the collections through a crafty zine-making sessions, we’ll be taking a closer look at […]

Scientific Archivists Group 2017 Conference

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HARG members may be interested in attending this year’s Scientific Archivists Group (SAG) conference to be held on Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April 2017 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK. The conference includes papers on data protection regulation, data migration from legacy systems, digital preservation and project management skills. For the full agenda and […]

New resource offers unique insight into life and death in Leeds

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A mine of information for genealogists has been made available online by the University of Leeds Library Special Collections. The burial registers of Leeds General Cemetery are now available for students and the public to access and use for research. Containing entries relating to the 97,146 people buried at the cemetery, the 25 registers have […]