Historical Resources for Writing Historical Fiction Workshop

Are you enjoying the Novel Approaches conference? Do you wish to write novels or a history yourself? If you answered yes to those questions then please read on.

The IHR are planning on running a one-day workshop in April next year on using historical resources for writing historical fiction. This is not a creative writing course – that is not where our expertise lie – this is a workshop designed to explain what historical resources there are both online and in archives/libraries and to help you to make the most of them.

We plan to include:

  • Guest expert speakers
  • Guidance on finding and using resources on themes including costume; transport; location; and material culture
  • IHR library tour
If you are interested in this workshop and would like to be kept informed of future announcements regarding it then please either note your interest in the comments below or email us at ihr.webmaster@sas.ac.uk.  We will also provide more information and annoucnements about the workshop in the end of conference Newsletter that will be emailed to registered participants in one week’s time.
Please also let us know what you would like from such a workshop. Is this something in which you would be interested? What would you like it to cover? What types of experts would you be interested in hearing from?
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About Matt Phillpott

I am an historian of early modern Britain and the Digital Resources Manager at the School of Advanced Study. My main area of interest is in the authentication of knowledge in early print, including religious, historical, and agricultural texts.

6 thoughts on “Historical Resources for Writing Historical Fiction Workshop

  1. I am very interested in the proposed Workshop planned for next April on using historical resources for writing historical fiction. I have not been able to pick up the last two days of the Virtual Conference, but this is also a great resource. Thank you!

  2. No wish to remain anonymous: the comment about the forthcoming event in April 2012 and the Virtual Conference is mine.


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