British Association For Local History
6th January 2021

As part of our digital engagement, we are running a series of online skills workshops and webinars throughout 2021.

This year, we (BALH) are trialling a new initiative to offer benefit to your society’s members through a discount scheme for BALH events.

Initially this benefit will be in the form of a discount on selected online webinars, workshops and talks, but we will be reviewing its use over the course of the year.

Our aim is for this discount to be an additional attraction to members of your society; in turn providing extra value for your BALH society membership.

To take advantage of this discount offer, your members will be asked to enter your society’s unique code when booking designated events via our website.

Your unique code for Lancashire Local History Federation : F-23712J

We do hope you find this initiative of use in our new programme of events see below.

The first of these events are now open for booking. The majority are free for BALH members but open to non-members for a small fee. We are also trialling a new initiative to offer a discount for BALH Society Members to pass on to their membership. Each society has been issued with a discount code for this purpose.

BALH Digital Webinar : Creating your local history website

Wednesday 13th January 2021 6:00pm

A one-hour webinar with BALH’s Web Manager and professional web developer Paul Carter.

Paul will be introducing the basic concepts of setting up a local history website, whether that is for an individual research project or a local history society. The webinar will cover the key components of a website and demystify some of the technical jargon before looking at how to plan your website content and putting it all into action.

There will be plenty of time for Q+A as well as one of Paul’s fact sheets to save you having to make lots of notes!

Details and booking

BALH Digital Workshop : How to get your local history research out there!

Saturday 13th February 2021 10:00am

Public Engagement and Collaborative Working (a student special) with Claire Kennan (BALH)

This workshop will offer practical guidance on how academic research can be communicated to wider audiences, the opportunities that are available for collaborative and partnership working and how your research can have an impact in the wider world. In particular, it will focus on the specific support and opportunities offered by BALH ranging from writing blog posts to producing podcasts, working with teachers, local history societies, museums and much more.

Please note that this session is only available to students registered on a recognised Masters or PhD course of study at an HEI. ECRs who are within 5 years of completing their PhD are also welcome to attend.

Details and booking

BALH Digital Webinar : How to grow your local history social media presence

Wednesday 10th March 2021 6:00pm

A one-hour webinar with BALH’s Social Media Fellow, Daniella Gonzalez.

Daniella will provide an introduction to the various social media platforms available and how local history societies can best use them to promote their work and engage with the wider history community.

Details and booking

We will keep you updated with details of future events or check our website .