Home Truths: Secrets and Discoveries in Family History

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 2.30-4.30pm
London Metropolitan Archives

Why are we so interested in family secrets? How should family historians deal with the things previous generations wished to keep hidden? And why are historians increasingly drawn to family history and stories of family?

 Join a panel of experts working on the borders of family history and history to discuss ‘Home Truths: secrets and discoveries in family history’. 

 With Professor Alison Light (Oxford and UCL, author of Common People. A History of an English Family and A Radical Romance), Dr Julia Laite (Birkbeck, London and Director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre) and Dr Mark Curthoys (Senior Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). 

 ‘Home Truths’ combines short talks and workshops in which we’ll discuss secrets and discoveries in our own family research. Bring your family secrets and revelatory objects to discuss. In family history, we’re all specialists with much to learn from one another. 

 ‘Home Truths’ is organised by the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, in partnership with the Raphael Samuel History Centre and the London Metropolitan Archives. It’s part of the 2019 Being Human Festival in the humanities.

 The event is free and open to all. To reserve your place, please book online https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/home-truths/

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