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Fifteenth Warwick Symposium on Parish Research


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This year's meeting on Saturday 20 May 2017 at the University of Warwick (10.30 am to 6 pm) focuses on the many opportunities and challenges presented by 'The Digital Parish': new research approaches, online source editions and interactive websites (to name but a few), but also issues of data management / preservation and absorbing / weighing ever more plentiful information. The choice of theme marks the final preparations for the large ‘English and Welsh Churchwardens’ Accounts Database’ to be featured in our 'Projects' section. Anybody with an interest in such questions is very welcome - a great opportunity to gather information, exchange views and embark on a general discussion on current initiatives and future directions.


Susan M. Cogan (Utah State University):
'Networking the Parish: Nanohistory and the visual mapping of All Saints/St. Peter’s Rushton, Northamptonshire'
Valerie Hitchman (Kent) and Dave Toulson (Warwick):
‘Churchwardens’ Accounts database: How, why and ... when?’
Artur Karpacz (Kraków):
'Seals, documents and books. Digitalizing parish and bishops’ archives of Cracow Archdiocese'
Charmian Mansell (Exeter/Institute of Historical Research):
'Church court records and the early modern parish: a digital approach'
Josh Rhodes (Exeter):
'Evidence of subletting in eighteenth-century England using GIS: a new methodological approach'
Rebecca Warren (Kent):
'Registers of "state approvals" of parish ministers between 1654 and 1660'
Hàìghlèàgh Winslade (Winchester):
'Person, Parish, Place: Writing a Database in Microsoft Access'
Stanisław Witecki (Kraków):
'Database of 18thC Parish Book Collections in Poland-Lithuania'

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: online registration (required for all participants at rates of £15 postgraduate / £25 others) until Monday 1 May 2017

Updates will be publicized on this page and on twitter. For any questions and further information please contact Beat Kümin.

We look forward to seeing you in May!