Evolution from the embers
How Londoners responded to the Great Fire and the Blitz
2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London and the 75th anniversary of the culmination of the major Blitz offensive against London. AfL’s conference will explore how the capital dealt with these catastrophic events and was able to recover so quickly afterwards.
Exploring London in 1666 and life after the Great Fire are Dr Vanessa Harding, University of London; Dr Felicity Henderson, University of Exeter and Dr Stephen Porter, Charterhouse archivist.
Whilst Laurence Ward, LMA, doctoral student Darren Bryant and Stephen Larkham, Birmingham City University are among those to discuss the impact of the Blitz across London in 1941.
The day includes guided tours of LMA’s exhibition: London’s Baking! Bakers, Cakes, Bread and Puddings from 1666 to the present day.
Early bird delegate rates until 18 September: AfL members £14 (then £17), non-members £20 (then £25).
Book online via EventBrite or download the AfL conference 2016 booking form
10:00 Registration and tea/coffee
10:15 Welcome: Anne Barrett, chair of Archives for London
10:20 The strength and treasure of the nation: London on the eve of the Great Fire
Dr Vanessa Harding, Professor of London History, Birkbeck, University of London
11:05 London’s Great Fire and its Aftermath
Stephen Porter, Charterhouse archivist
11:50 Robert Hooke, his diary and the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire
Dr Felicity Henderson Lecturer in Archives and Material Culture, University of Exeter
12.35 Lunchtime (lunch is not included; tea and coffee will be available) and guided tours of LMA’s exhibition: London’s Baking! Bakers, Cakes, Bread and Puddings from 1666 to the present day
2:00 The London County Council bomb damage maps
Laurence Ward, Head of Digital Services at London Metropolitan Archives
2:45 The London Blitz 1940-1945: an examination into diversity of experience across localities of London
Darren Bryant, doctoral student
3:30 The replanning of London after the Second World War: plans and sources
Peter Larkham, Professor of Planning at Birmingham City University
4:15 Concluding remarks: Anne Barrett
Book now on EventBrite