Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire is Nottinghamshire’s principal historical and archaeological society.[1]

It was established in 1897, and takes its name from Dr Robert Thoroton who published the first county history of Nottinghamshire in 1677. It is a registered charity.

Aims[edit]

To promote knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history, archaeology and antiquities of Nottinghamshire, and to support local research and conservation.[2]

Governance[edit]

The society is governed by the Officers and Council of the Thoroton Society elected at the Annual General Meeting. The current president is Rosalys Coope PhD FSA.

Publications[edit]

The society has two main series of publications:

  • The Transactions of the Thoroton Society – published annually since 1897. The Transactions contain articles and reports describing the results of research into aspects of local history and archaeology.
  • Thoroton Society Record Series – a Monographic series published occasionally since 1903. 45 volumes had been published by 2010.[3] These contain editions of historical documents of local or national importance. There are transcripts of original texts plus introductions by specialist editors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire: a commemoration of its first 100 years John Beckett, Thoroton Society. Thoroton Society, 1997
  2. ^ http://www.thorotonsociety.org.uk/
  3. ^ Royal Historical Society listing of Thoroton Society publications