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Professor Anne Laurence
As a member of the Department of History at the Open University, Anne has a particular interest in the increasing availability of online archival and library resources, and offering students of the Open University an experience comparable to students at conventional universities. She undertakes academic research and is a member of the Council of the Economic History Society and of various Arts and Humanities Research Council committees.
Professor Grace Ioppolo
Grace's research and publications for her role as Professor of Shakespearean and Early Modern Drama at the University of Reading are based on the archival study of early modern literary and historical manuscripts, using archives across the UK and USA. She is founder and Director of the Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project, which has successfully digitised and made freely available online over 2,000 pages of manuscripts of early modern English drama.
Two vacant positions
We are currently seeking two new diversity/inclusion delegates. Information and details on how to apply can be found on our User Advisory Group page.
Family history societies
Else has been a professional genealogist, teacher, writer and researcher for nearly 30 years. She serves as Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists, dealing with external outreach and liaison, and has previously represented family historians both at The National Archives and elsewhere.
Rosemary is a professional genealogist, visiting The National Archives to conduct research for clients. She is a member both of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA) and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and maintains a twitter account which has a strong following from others within the genealogical community, both in the UK and overseas.
Jacqui is a professional genealogist based in Leamington Spa researching primarily family, local, military and naval history in archives in the Midlands and London. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists she is also the founder/coordinator of the Trinity Family History Group in Leamington and an active member of a number of other family and local history groups. She volunteers in her local library as Leamington Library's Genealogy Genie one morning a month offering free family history research advice both to keep her on her toes and in touch with the problems experienced while researching online.
A retired County Archivist, Margaret is a member and former Chair of the British Association for Local History (BALH). She is also a member of several other groups and committees including the BALH Publications Committee, the Archives and Records Association Consultative Forum and the British Record Society. Margaret is also an active researcher, writer and speaker on local archive sources and projects.
Map Room users
Susan has over 30 years' experience as a full-time researcher at The National Archives and elsewhere, specialising in early modern legal records and can usually be found on site in the Map and Large Document Reading Room, two or three days a week. She also writes and gives lectures on Chancery Proceedings to local and family history societies. Susan is an accredited member of the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives and a member of the Community of Specialist Researchers, and of many local history and genealogical societies.
Dr Nicola Phillips
As a lecturer in History based at nearby Kingston University, Nicola has been a frequent user of The National Archives for research and teaching purposes for many years, in particular using the Map and Large Document Reading Room and, more recently, the Special Invigilation room for researching Chancery documents. Nicola is particularly interested in the creation and provision of public history and is also a member of the Historical Association's Public History Committee.
On site personal interest
Gillian has been researching her own family history for more than 15 years, using The National Archives both on site and online. She previously worked for the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS) and is a member of the Society of Genealogists and the Guild of One-Name studies.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graham has attended The National Archives for over 20 years, largely reading original documents. His major interest is naval and military history from the Napoleonic period to the Korean War and beyond. With a professional background in IT, Graham is also a frequent user of The National Archives' website and online resources.
Jo is a research engineer at the University of York, studying for a doctorate in Large Scale Complex IT Systems. His research focuses on how interactive systems can better support users of archival collections. Prior to his doctorate Jo spent six years working in the Education and Outreach team at The National Archives.