Speakers at the Society of Genealogists’ Conference
Breaking the Barriers – Innovative Genealogy in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Royal Overseas League , London . 7 May 2011
Dr Bruce Durie FLS, FSAScot, FHEA will be talking on -
The Future of Genealogy Education
Session 2B, 11.45-12.45
Genealogy is at a cusp – increasing professionalism requires more formal educational provision, and the public is coming to expect educational and professional credentials.
At the same time, Genealogical Studies is becoming a recognised academic discipline. How will this be delivered, and what are the implications for existing and intending professional genealogists.
Dr Bruce Durie is Course Director, Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where he is responsible for the postgraduate professional Genealogical Studies programme (up to MSc) as well as a cluster of lower-level courses.
Author of over 16 books on historical, IT and genealogical subjects plus crime fiction, and many magazine and newspaper articles, he is best known for weekly appearances on “Digging Up Your Roots” and “A House with a Past” for the BBC.
His latest book is Scottish Genealogy (The History Press, 2010)
Dr Bruce Durie appears with the support of the Halsted Trust