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The Aylmer Lecture 2022

Writing the Biographies of the Overlooked: The Case of the Village Stonemason

Steve Hindle explores the remarkable sources surviving for the Warwickshire village of Chilvers Coton to reconstruct the career and life experience of the mason and bricklayer who built its houses, repaired its walls and paved its pathways, paying particular attention to the material culture of his working and domestic environment.

Event date: 16 June 2022, 5.30pm

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

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About the speaker

Dr. Steve Hindle has served as W.M Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington Library in San Marino CA since 2011. He was previously Professor of History at the University of Warwick; is the author of The State and Social Change in Early Modern England (2000) and On The Parish? (2004); and editor of Remaking English Society (2012). He is just completing his long standing project on ‘The Social Topography of a Rural Community’, based on the Chilvers Coton archive.





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