Lectures (live)

Last Thursday and Friday the IHR held its conference on ‘Novel approaches’ in London. Over the course of this week we will bring you audio podcasts and videos from the conference.

Please join the discussion and share your thoughts on the issues that our speakers raise.

(please click on the links below when activated to gain access to the lectures)

Novel approaches podcasts

All lectures

Hilary Mantel and David Loades in discussion

Alison Weir (author and historian)

The popularity of historical fiction
Elizabeth Chadwick (author)
Justin Champion (Royal Holloway University of London)
Tracey Loughran (University of Cardiff)
Peter Straus (Rogers, Coleridge and White)

The differences and similarities between historical fiction and academic history
Maria Margaronis (The Nation)
Ian Mortimer (author and historian)
Beverley Southgate (University of Hertfordshire)
Rebecca Stott (author, University of East Anglia)

Does the success of historical fiction benefit or threaten academic history?
Jackie Eales (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary University of London)
Paul Lay (History Today)
Stella Tillyard (author and historian)

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