On this page we’ll let you know about any project events or talks about the project.
14 September 2018 – Science Museum Group Conference, London
This year’s theme focuses on research within the Group, so it’s particularly apt that our project is presenting about collaboration across institutions.
22 September 2018 – Family History Show, London
Come and find our stand at this event, where we’ll be showing off our existing project and our future work.
20 October 2018 – Register of Qualified Genealogists Conference, York
Delighted to be talking about the project at this event, at the National Railway Museum (very appropriate!).
29 October 2018 – Railway & Canal Historical Society London Group meeting
We’ll be talking about railway worker accidents and our project to the RCHS London Group.
14 July 2018 – ‘Family History & Academic History’, Leeds City Museum
A really interesting event, bringing together academic and family historians, and others, to think about how we might collaborate successfully – very important to our project. Our presentation explored some of the issues around crowd-sourcing and volunteers, and was recorded, so will hopefully be made available soon. See our blog post for some reflections on the day. For those on Twitter, #historianscollaborate will bring up tweets from the day.
20 April 2018 – ‘Museums in Context and Partnership’ conference, National Railway Museum
We presented a short paper as part of this exciting conference, outlining some of the key points of our project and its methodology, and inviting discussion about the benefits and challenges it offers. There were plenty of other collaborative projects at the conference, so building connections was very helpful. For those on Twitter, #railwaycultures will show discussion from the conference.
24 March 2018 – Guild of One Name Studies AGM and conference
Hosted in Wakefield, the conference featured a presentation from Peter Thorpe about the NRM’s rich resources for geneaological study, including discussion about our project.
24 February 2018 – Guild of One Name Studies ‘Accidents will happen’ seminar day
This took place near Worcester and focused on issues around health, safety and accidents and their value for family historians and genealogists. Mike spoke about the project, including outlining some tentative findings; his blog post here reflects on the day. For those on Twitter, #GuildAccidents will bring up a host of thoughts from the day.
15 November 2016 – York Transport Historians Group Workshop
Mike presented an introduction to the project and the idea of using crowd-sourcing to engage wide audiences at the ‘Making the Connections’ workshop, hosted by the York Transport Historians Group and supported by the NRM. To an audience of about 50 people Mike outlined the project’s aims and objectives, as well as the breadth of interests the project served.