What happens when history narratives are produced not for library bookshelves but for a mass audience? Does popularization of history automatically mean dumbing down? Who are the people who make history for the public sphere, and what are their motivations and priorities? The Public & Popular History seminar series brings them together, film makers, journalists, professional historians and museum curators. Through talks, multi-media presentations, panel discussions, and debates the seminar explores the practices and characteristics of public and popular history in the contemporary world.
LENT TERM 2017
Wed, 22 February 5 p.m.
Mong Hall, Sidney Sussex College
Prof. Sir Christopher Clark (Regius Professor, Cambridge)
Fischerites, Revisionists and Brexiteers: The 1914 Debate Revisited
Wed, 15 March 5 p.m. *Event postponed to Easter Term*
Knox Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College
The past and present of historical pageants
Panel debate with
Anne-Isabelle Daulon (CEO of ElevenArches), responsible for production of Kynren - An epic tale of England,
Dr Alexander Hutton (King's College, London), Research Associate, "Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants 1905-201
Convenors: Bernhard Fulda (bdf20), David Reynolds (djr17).
The Seminar is grateful for the generous support of the Trevelyan Fund.
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