The Centre works to disseminate its research to the widest possible audience, be it local, national or international, and to engage with a range of different groups. This is successfully undertaken through regular outreach activities, which have included workshops, volunteer events, specialised hearth tax symposia, postgraduate conferences and innovative collaborations with public sector organisations.
Edited by David Neave, Susan Neave, Catherine Ferguson and Elizabeth Parkinson, assisted by John Price and Cliff Webb, British Record Society Hearth Tax Series Volume X, 600 pp., 30 plates., 9 tables, 16 maps.
Thanks to support from the British Academy and the University of Hull around 60 people attended the launch of the Yorkshire East Riding Hearth Tax edition on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at Hull History Centre. The delegates included representatives of local record societies, together with many family historians, genealogists, the former students of Dr David Neave and Dr Susan Neave, and members of the public. Following a series of talks by Editors and the Project Director, there was a reception which provided an opportunity for informal discussion, followed by a short walking tour of late seventeenth-century Hull organized by the Neaves. At the bookstall all the East Riding volumes were sold, together with a large number of other volumes on northern England. The event would have been a source of considerable pleasure to Professor David Hey, to whom the volume was dedicated, but who sadly passed away earlier in the year.
Talks at the Launch:
This conference, in the academic home that recognised Professor Margaret Spufford with a Chair, aimed both to celebrate and commemorate, and to assess and evaluate Margaret’s contribution to early modern history in both its content and its methods.
University of Roehampton, 19-20 June 2015 This conference aims both to celebrate and commemorate, and to assess and evaluate the late Prof. Margaret Spufford’s contribution to early modern history.View