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Public History Group 16th May

2015 May 8
River Severn - photo by Linda Shapiro

River Severn – photo by Linda Shapiro

The River Severn: Alternative Journeys – Linda Shapiro


Following a river from source to estuary is the obvious way to do it, isn’t it? My photographic study of the River Severn suggests that this linear view of the landscape has an impact upon how it is viewed by those familiar with it. This in turn determines what is and what is not deemed to be important in the past. I use my own collection of photographs in an exploration of salmon fishing, and in an exhibition in Bewdley to discuss this.

After a career in medicine, Linda found that Public History gave her quite an alternative view on life. She completed her MA at Ruskin College where she used her interest in the River Severn to explore wider issues. Her enthusiasm for the river continues unabated, but she’s pouring her present energies into an investigation of Victorian Dewsbury.

Room 612
Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY

Come along for tea/coffee at 11am which will be served in the Staff Common Room Room on the 6th floor- lift and stairs to all floors

Talk starts promptly at 11.30am

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