Documentary enlightenment: understanding and knowing the past

Documentary enlightenment: understanding and knowing the past

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How do we know what we think we know about the past, and why do even the best historians occasionally get it wrong? In this talk, Dr Ian Mortimer will explore the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and writing history.

Ian is a writer, novelist and broadcaster, and a Fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. He was awarded the Alexander Prize by the Royal Historical Society in 2004for his work on the social historyof medicine.

This talk is associated with Reimagining records, an academic conference which will be held at The National Archives on Thu 28–Fri 29 June.

Cost: £7.5


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18:30 18:30 Europe/London Documentary enlightenment: understanding and knowing the past In this talk, Dr Ian Mortimer will explore the use of historical methodology and the importance of avoiding complacency when researching and writing history. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/06/28/documentary-enlightenment-understanding-and-knowing-the-past-169451 The National Archives,Bessant Dr,,London

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