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Ask a historian

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Tuesday 8 February 2022, 6.30PM to 7.30 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Greg Jenner & Dr Victoria Hoyle

Join Victoria Hoyle and Greg Jenner as they talk though Greg's experience as the host of the chart-topping comedy BBC podcast You’re Dead To Me and what it is like to be a historical consultant to the award-winning TV comedy series Horrible Histories.

Greg will also be talking about his latest book Ask a Historian, which provides answers to things you always wondered about, but didn’t know who to ask. Bouncing through a wide range of subjects – from ancient jokebooks, African empires, and bizarre tales of medicinal cannibalism, to the invention of meringues, mirrors, and menstrual pads.

This talk is being hosted by IPUP.

This event will be followed by a book-signing, with books provided by Fox Lane Books.

Image credit - James Gifford-Mead

About the speakers

Greg Jenner is a British public historian with a particular interest in communicating history through pop culture. As well as being the host of BBC comedy podcast You’re Dead To Me, he is author of his new book Ask a Historian. Greg was made an Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London and also does occasional teaching at the University of York.

Victoria Hoyle is the Director of the Institute of the Public Understanding of the Past at the University of York. She is a Lecturer in Public History and her research considers the ways in which people interact with the past in archives, museums and the media. Victoria specialises in participatory research and the co-production of historical knowledge, working with communities of lived experience.

Book tickets

Location: In-person and online. Room RCH/037, Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York

Admission: Free admission, booking required