Speaker: Kevin Schürer

Kevin Schurer

Prof. Kevin Schürer, Professor of English Local History at the University of Leicester, is a British historian and genealogist. He joined the University of Leicester in 2010 as Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise). He previously served as Director of the UK Data Archive. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Geographical Society, an academician of the Academy for the Social Science, a senior member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, a member the British Library’s Advisory Council, and the Research Libraries Network Advisory Committee among others national and international committees.

His research interest lies in historical demography, household structure, migration in nineteenth-century England and Wales, historical methodology, and data enhancement databases. Prof. Schürer is most well-known for leading the genealogical study to find descendants of the Plantagenet family. This research aims to confirm that the remains found in a Leicester carpark in 2012 actually belong to King Richard III, the last English monarch to die in battle.