This lecture sadly concludes a set of three presidential lectures from Peter Mandler, derived from the work of the Secondary Education and Social Change (SESC) project that I have conducted with Laura Carter and Chris Jeppesen. The first two lectures sought to show the new sources and new perspectives on recent British history that can be provided by looking at the history of secondary education. This last lecture addresses more practically what those sources and perspectives can teach us today. We all have schools in our past lives and memories of them; they can be harnessed by historians to shed light on important themes in post-war British history: faith, youth culture, changing gender roles, social mobility and multiculturalism.
Doing history in public: historians as media advisers, journalists as historians
Hannah Greig and Sathnam Sanghera in conversation with Peter Mandler
How does the historical detail get translated to the screen? Can the historian convince the film-maker that reality is better than fiction, or do we all just have to remember that with good film and TV comes a suspension of belief in what is true? How does a journalist and broadcaster grapple with whether to present a wide view of history, or whether the personal and approachable are enough?
Join us for this conversation chaired by Peter Mandler about how the media industry has helped to shape and create our understanding of history. It will include historian Hannah Greig, who has advised on several shows including the popular series Bridgerton, and the acclaimed journalist Sathnam Sanghera, author of Empireland: How Modern Britain is shaped by its Imperial Past.
Was it tough at the top? How to study the Roman emperor
In this keynote lecture, Mary Beard will explore the subject of the Roman emperor as an entity, drawing on research for her upcoming book about the role and nature of the Roman emperor and the fact and fiction of these ancient rulers.
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