A celebration of the life and works of Professor Alun Howkins (1947-2018)

Date / time
Date(s) - 7 December
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


A one-day conference at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London

Saturday 7th December 2019

In celebration of the life and works of Alun Howkins (1947-2018), organised by the British Agricultural History Society


  • Carl Griffin ‘Reading protest: our window on rural workers’ worlds in the 18th and 19th centuries’
  • Vic Gammon “… anything which strikes a musician’s fancy”: Alun Howkins, song and history’
  • Sarah Holland ‘Psychiatry and farming: labouring life on asylum and hospital farms, c. 1850-1950’
  • Sue Bradley ‘Oral history: it’s place, significance and value in, to and for rural and agricultural history’

Plus a roundtable discussion led by Karen Sayer, Nicola Verdon and Clare Griffiths

More information and registration at https://www.bahs.org.uk/Winter_Conference.html