2020 applicants
Event

Department of History Research Seminar - Theatre, Teaching, and the Slave Trade

  • Wed 28 Oct 20

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Dr Jeremy Krikler

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Research Seminars

  • Event organiser

    History, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Jeremy Krikler

Jeremy Krikler explores the problems and opportunities of using a research-driven play in teaching the slave trade.

Join us in the Department of History for our first research seminar of the academic year. This week's seminar will be led by Dr Jeremy Krikler, a Reader in the Department of History. In this seminar, Dr Krikler will explore the problems and opportunities of using a research-driven play in teaching the slave trade.

How can history be embedded in a dramatic fiction? Does use of a fictional portrayal necessarily violate the history teacher's/scholar's ethos of conveying the past with accuracy and integrity? These questions are explored through Krikler's play and research on the notorious slave ship The Zong, rendered by Turner in his famous picture from 1840.

If you would like to join us, please register on Eventbrite so we can send you the Zoom link closer to the time.