A series of free genealogy and family history guest speaker online talks during 2024.
Join us on the 22nd of May for the second Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies Spotlight Talk featuring Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRHistS, an historian, RootsTech speaker and former CEO of the Society of Genealogists.
In this talk Wanda will explore the intersections of history, family history and identities. Taking her own Anglo-Polish-Caribbean heritage and training as an historian as starting points, she will discuss the increasing relevance of DNA and the complexities and assumptions about the categorisation of identities, ethnicities and geographies. Wanda will also talk about the relevance of genealogy to current debates on so-called contested history and reparations.
Time will be available for Q&A.
New to our online booking system 'MyCLL'?
As a first-time user, you will be asked to set up an account with username and password, and provide brief details to create a personal profile. Thereafter you will be able to select the SIGS Spotlight Talk.
Once you have set-up your account, follow the steps below to reserve your place.
- Click the red 'enrol' button for the Spotlight Talk
- Click on the red 'add to my order'
- Read and tick the 'standard university policies' section and 'proceed to checkout'
- 'Proceed to checkout' (again) and click 'enrol now'...that's you signed up.
We hope you can join us!