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Public History Group: Re-enactments of the past for historians of the future

2015 November 12

Dr Annebella Pollen will give a talk on Kibbo Kift and re-enactments of the past for historians of the future at the next session on Saturday 28 November at UCL Archaeology Department  in London’s Gordon Square at 11.30.

The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift was established in 1920 as an all-ages co-educational alternative to the scouts. For just over a decade, the group developed a distinctive theory and practice of camping, handicraft and world peace in the hope of creating a new world. While they are best remembered now for their dramatic costumes and as the ground from which the Woodcraft Folk sprang, Kibbo Kift hoped never to be forgotten. This talk examines the Kindred’s enthusiasm for historical forms and styles, the extensive future-focused records they produced, and the ways in which their histories have been crafted and contested since their demise.

Dr Annebella Pollen is Principal Lecturer and AHRC Research Fellow in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton. You may have seen her work recently discussed in the Guardian.

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits will be available from 11am in the Staff and Research Student Common Room (Room 609). The session will start at 11.30am promptly. All welcome!

Further details from the UCL link

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