The Industrial Revolutions of the 18th and 19th centuries transformed the world and dramatically changed the lives of our ancestors in many ways. On Saturday 1 November, we’ll explore the social, economic and cultural impacts of industrialization on the people and cities of England in a full-day workshop titled Industrial England. Author and professional genealogist Kirsty Gray, a founding member and Chair of the Society for One-Place Studies, and Director of English Studies with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, will be our keynote speaker for this event. Kirsty and six other expert genealogists and social historians will team up to present a day of learning and discovery that you won’t want to miss.
The day will feature plenary lectures on the broader global context of industrialization, the raw materials of industry and industrial power, and the physical legacies of the industrial age. Attendees will also be able to choose from concurrent morning lectures on literacy and education, food production, and the cotton industry, and from concurrent afternoon lectures on the changes that took place in three major English industrial centres — Birmingham, London and Sheffield.
Industrial England workshop is co-sponsored by Toronto Branch and the Canadiana Department of North York Central Library, and will be held in the Library’s Auditorium.
Early-bird rates apply until 18 September and members of the Ontario Genealogical Society enjoy a further discount on the workshop fee. For additional details and to register on-line, click here. Be sure to sign up early to ensure a spot!