Call for papers: Register of Qualified Genealogists 2020 conference


17 January 2020
THe Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG) has issued a call for papers for its conference 'Genealogy and Social History: Know your Ancestors'.

The conference will be held at the Science & Industry Museum in Manchester on 26 September 2020.

The RQG has suggested the following topics of interests, for applicants to consider when submitting a paper:

The use of social history to enhance the life stories of research subjects.

Research projects demonstrating collaboration between family and social historians.

Topics which aid the understanding of cultural development (e.g. migrations, social mobility, health & disease, crime, industrialisation).

Using records of organisations for individual subject research and for general context (e.g. trade unions, charities, social movements, businesses, etc).

The use of media resources (e.g. newspapers, directories, photo and film archives, use of diaries and oral histories).

The use of genetic genealogy to investigate relationships.

Projects which have been undertaken for academic genealogical programmes of study such as dissertations or other studies.

Presentations based on published papers in peer-reviewed journals


The deadline for receipt of abstract submission is 15 June and successful applicants will be notified by 10 July. For author guidelines click here and conference details can be found here.

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