IPUP Media Speaker Series
IPUP's Media Speaker Series invites professionals from the broadcasing industry to reflect upon their experience bringing history to a mass audience
Jim Walvin, Emeritus Professor of History, expert speaker on the subject of slavery in TV and Radio documentaries
Tuesday 12th June, 6.00pm"Then and Now: Viewing the Transatlantic Slave Trade Over Forty Years" IPUP Inaugural Special Lecture to launch the Eurotast research network.
In the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, followed by Drinks Reception in the foyer of the Humanities Research Centre. All Welcome. No tickets Necessary.
Andrew Caspari, BBC Head of Speech Radio & Interactive
"Translating The Past On Radio: The Impact Of A History of the World in One Hundred Objects"
Wednesday 29th June, 6.00pm, in the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, followed by Drinks Reception in the foyer of the Humanities Research Centre
Tuesday 7 December 2010, 7.00pm
Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. He is the author of Patriots and Liberators, which won the Wolfson Prize for History, The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens which won the 1990 NCR book award for non-fiction, Dead Certainties, Landscape and Memory which won the W H Smith Literary Award in 1995, and Rembrandt's Eyes. He is well-known for writing and hosting the 15-part BBC documentary series A History of Britain. He was awarded the CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours list.
Copies of Simon Schama's books will be on sale at the event, and he will be signing copies of his books after the lecture.
Who Do We Think We Were?
Reflections on Creating and Selling Historical Documentaries for TV in the Twenty-first Century
17th November 2010, 5.30pm
Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
One of the leading independent television producers in the world, Alex Graham’s credits include Who Do You Think You Are?, The 1940s House, and Oscar-winning documentary feature Man on Wire. His talk is entitled ‘Who Do We Think We Were: Reflections on Creating and Selling Historical Documentaries for TV in the Twenty-first Century.’
All welcome. No ticket necessary.
11th May 2010
In a talk entitled “Can Television and the Internet Make a Valid Contribution to Historical Discourse?”, Dan Snow discussed his experience translating history degree skills to production and presenter roles for television.