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New date for AMSR – Mass Observation seminar

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

The Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR) has announced a new date for its online joint seminar with Mass Observation. Part of the Mass Observation Seminar Series, the event is titled ‘Exploring the Archives: researching the narrative of happiness and the history of feeling’ and will take place between 14:00 and 16:00 on Wednesday 3 May 2023.

Network member Phyllis Macfarlane will be introducing the AMSR, while Mass Observation will be represented by Jessica Scantlebury and Kirsty Pattrick. They will be joined by two academics who have used both Archives in their research: Professor Claire Langhamer, Director of the Institute of Historical Research, and Dr David Tross from the University of London.

Claire Langhamer is Director of the Institute of Historical Research and a Trustee of the Mass Observation Archive. She is a social and cultural historian of modern Britain and specialises in the history of everyday life, especially the experiences of women and girls, and the history of feeling.

David Tross has taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Birkbeck for ten years and currently lectures on Birkbeck’s BSc Community Development and Public Policy and BSc Social Science programmes. He is the academic lead on the National Lottery Funded Community Leadership course for Newham residents and contributed to AMSR’s Book 2 on Social Trends.

Claire and David will explore how they have used both Archives for their research, offering insights into their methods and findings.
Attendance at the webinar is free of charge and AMSR promises the audience “conversation, discover and revelation”. Registration is through Eventbrite.