'Performing Centenaries' is delighted to host this free, public study day at The National Archives. Using the theme of WW1 spies, we will explore how cultural history is researched and presented.The day includes a workshop on creating exhibitions led by Julian Harrison (Lead Curator, British Library and curator of Harry Potter: A History of Magic); a roundtable from theatre makers on staging historic drama in contemporary theatre; an 'In conversation' discussion between leading espionage historians around how historical research can inform understandings of historic texts; and a rare opportunity to see extracts from the 1914 hit spy-drama The Man Who Stayed at Home.
Confirmed participants and speakers include:
Julian Harrison: British Library, Lead Curator; Dr Jim Beech, University of Northampton; Mary Fraser, Independent Scholar; Harry Richards, Cranfield.
It is organised by 'Performing Centenaries': an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project and is open to all. It is co-organised by Dr Helen Brooks, University of Kent, Co-Investigator on Gateways to the First World War and Principal Investigator on the Great War Theatre project and Dr Andrew Maunder, University of Hertfordshire, Co-Investigator on Everyday Lives in the War.
For more information please contact Dr Helen Brooks at email@example.com