Events and Outreach Activities

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.

2019 Launch of Hearth Tax Digital at the British Academy

Thanks to support from the British Academy  around 60 people attended the launch of Hearth Tax Digital on 2 of July at the British Academy. The delegates included representatives of family history media, local record societies, together with many family historians, genealogists and colleagues and students. Following a series of talks by Sarah Williams (Who Do You Think You Are? magazine), Georg Vogeler (Graz) and Andrew Wareham (Roehampton) there was a reception which provided an opportunity for informal discussion. 

Further information on the event can be found on the blog of the event.


Previous Events

Launch of Yorkshire East Riding Hearth Tax – 3 May 2016

This conference and book launch at the Hull History Centre marked the publication of the Yorkshire East Riding hearth tax edition, dedicated to Professor David Hey, who would have greatly appreciated the event. 

After Margaret Spufford: English Local History Now - 19-20 June 2015

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.

London and Middlesex Hearth Tax volume launch event - 26 June 2014

The Hearth Tax in Essex – 14 June 2012

Early-Modern Ancestors Day - 18 June 2011

Restoration London Conference - 22-23 September 2010

'Charity and Community' Postgraduate Conference - 2009

The British Academy Hearth Tax Project 3rd Annual Conference - Saturday 6th September 2008

The British Academy Hearth Tax Project 2nd Annual Conference - September 2007

The British Academy Hearth Tax Project 1st Annual Conference - September 2006