AfL February Seminar

Alderman Arnold fitz Thedmar – London’s first civic historian. Wednesday 27th February 2019, 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Huntley Room, London Metropolitan Archives Arnold fitz Thedmar (1201-74) was a wealthy merchant and a second generation German immigrant who became an alderman and a spokesman for the German merchants in London. He was responsible… Read more »

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AfL Practical – Trade Directories

Join us in March for the first AfL Practical of the year! Wednesday 6th March 2019, 2pm – 5:30pm at Guildhall Library The Guildhall Library is the premier library for London’s history, and in conjunction with London Metropolitan Archives holds a spectacular collection of trade directories, from 1677 to the 1990s.This workshop led by AfL… Read more »

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AfL January Seminar

From Big Ben to the Liberty Bell: the archives of Whitechapel Bell Foundry Wednesday 23rd January 2019: 18.00 – 19.30 (doors open at 17.30) Founded in 1570, Whitechapel Bell Foundry is the oldest manufacturing business still in operation in the United Kingdom. The historic foundry in Whitechapel closed in June 2017. In preparation for the… Read more »

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Job Opportunity

This is posted on behalf of: Caroline Worthington, Director Royal Society of Sculptors. Full Role description below initial outline paragraphs. To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your experience and interest in the role along with a CV (no more than two pages long and including the names of two referees) to: archive@sculptors.org.uk Pioneering… Read more »

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Come and join us at the AfL Christmas Seminar!

The Worshipful Company of Musicians: Our Living Musical Archive Come and join us for our Christmas seminar on Thursday 6th December 2018 with nibbles, wine and music, 18.00 – 20.00 (doors open at 17.30) Can you identify the pictures in this post? They will all feature in Paul Campion’s presentation! The Worshipful Company of Musicians,… Read more »

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AfL November Seminar

Mapping history with The Layers of London Project: partnership, public engagement and the art of looking up The Layers of London project is a Heritage Lottery Funded initiative bringing together major institutions such as the British Library, London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), Historic England, The National Archives and Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA). Academic and strategic… Read more »

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AfL Conference – Women in London: Celebrating 100 Years of Campaigning and Change

Archives for London (AfL) are excited to share details of this year’s conference.   Images: Suffrage banner, 1908. Parliamentary Archives, HC/SA/SJ/3/1 Coward, by Mireille Fauchon     Women in London: Celebrating 100 Years of Campaigning and Change 19th October 2018 London Metropolitan Archives: Huntley Room, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB Programme: 10.00am Registration/Coffee 10.15am… Read more »

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AfL October Seminar

The Extraordinary Records in the London Metropolitan Archives for the Rebuilding of St Paul’s Cathedral after the Great Fire St Paul’s Cathedral is a familiar and much-loved feature of the London skyline, an instantly recognisable landmark. The story of the building of the cathedral after the Great Fire is well known and has often been… Read more »

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AfL Summer Soiree

Archives for London (AfL) are excited to announce that this year’s Summer Soirée will be held at the Royal Society of Sculptors. Based in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Dora House is one of the oldest Grade II listed buildings in the area. Beautifully built in 1820 by William Blake,… Read more »

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TWA Cultural heritage Digitisation Grant fund returns for third year

AfL member, TownsWeb Archiving, is relaunching their digitisation grant. After providing over £12,000 of support for UK cultural heritage institutions and business archives to digitise their holdings in its first two years, the TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation Grant has returned once more in 2018. The Grant has funding awards of up to £5000 available to help… Read more »

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