Local and Regional History at ICE

Studying local and regional history at ICE involves detailed study of communities and the close reading of original primary documents. Courses tackle particular themes, such as the family or religion, and different time periods.

All good local and regional history relates its findings to the national picture and to the wider findings of other historians.


Dr Samantha Williams

SamanthaWilliams_100pxI am ICE's Academic Director and University Lecturer in Local and Regional History. I teach a range of local, social and economic history from the Middle Ages to the present day. My research interests are in the history of English poverty in the 18th and 19th centuries. I am currently researching poor unmarried mothers and their infants in London c.1722-c.1867.

Find out more about my teaching and research interests

Please contact me on skw30@cam.ac.uk with any questions about local and regional history at ICE.

Local and Regional History tutors

Local history courses at ICE are taught by tutors with specialisms in a wide variety of topics and periods, including medieval towns, the history of Cambridge and Godmanchester, popular religion in the 18th and 19th centuries, consumerism and material culture, poverty and welfare, the family, the history of medicine, industrialisation, the history of crime, early modern popular protest and riots, will-making and palaeography.

Current courses

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