Public lecture: A Magnificent Obsession? A historian’s search for a man (and his horse) in the archive
As an honorary senior research associate at UCL I have been invited to give a public lecture on the following:
Imagine: a series of apparently unread London diaries from the 1940s “found” in a local archive without accession records; an almost anonymous author; war, gossip, back biting, and accounts of riding horses – Mariana and Trump – daily in Hyde Park.
Why wouldn’t any cultural historian be engaged?
I will explore what this diary research was really about: the diaries ? the horses? the historian and a particular “moment” of reading?
Wednesday 11 May 6pm prompt at the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), Wilkins Building, UCL,Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. (It is in the main building of UCL in Gower Street near Euston Square tube.)
All welcome – please circulate!