Human Woes: Researching violence and pain in the archives | Joanna Bourke
Friday, February 21, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (GMT)
Kew, United Kingdom
This talk is part of our popular Writer of the Month series, in which high-profile authors share their experiences of using original records when writing their bestselling works. Whether you’re a fan of the book or author, or an aspiring writer yourself, these talks should not be missed.
Joanna Bourke is Professor of History in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College. Over the years, her work has ranged from the social and economic history of Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to social histories of the British working classes between 1860 and the 1960s, to cultural histories of military conflict between the American Civil War and the present, to a history of fear.
When & Where
The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history.
We give detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives.