The Halsted Trust is delighted to announce Ancestry.co.uk as the Platinum sponsor for our forthcoming International Family History conference, Exodus: Movement of the People at Hinckley, Leicestershire on Saturday 7th September 2013, organised by the Halsted Trust. We are also delighted to announce that we have engaged Dr. Janina Ramirez as our after dinner speaker.

Dr Ramirez will be speaking on “‘The Issues of Migration and Integration in Anglo-Saxon England‘”

Dr Janina Ramirez at Berkeley Castle Medieval Kings

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Dr Ramirez is a presenter, lecturer and researcher. She specialises in interpreting symbols, and examining art works within their historical context. Following a degree in English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford, Nina went to the prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies in York. Here she completed an MA and PhD on birds in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.

As a presenter, Dr Janina Ramirez has filmed a number of documentaries for BBC Television.  In 2010 she presented her debut, ‘Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons’ which aired on BBC Four, before going over to BBC Two. In 2011, she presented The Viking Sagas, and Britain’s Most Fragile Treasure. Her three-part series for BBC Four, Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings aired in 2012. She has just finished writing and presenting Chivalry and Betrayal: The Hundred Years’ War and new documentary The Art of the Vikings: Secret Knowledge.

Following her post-graduate study, she gained a lecturing post at the Department for Art History at York University. She has taught at Warwick and Winchester Universities, and is now Course Director for the Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art at the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. She also lectures for the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Dr. Ramirez has published widely on medieval art and literature, and is currently preparing a definitive cultural guide to Anglo-Saxon England. Nina has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. Her experience also stretches beyond the world of art, having lectured in archaeology, history, literature and language. She is a passionate and enthused academic driven by a desire to share ideas.

Dr Janina Ramirez at Berkeley Castle

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You can find out more about Dr.Ramirez at her blog http://www.janinaramirez.co.uk/
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Janina-Ramirez/246212975446522
Twitter at https://twitter.com/DrJaninaRamirez

For more information on Ancestry.co.uk and its migration records such as the “UK Incoming Passenger Lists” visit http://www.ancestry.co.uk

For more information about the conference and to learn more about historic British migration, visit the conference website at http://www.exodus2013.co.uk