Televising History Symposium

Friday 29th February 2008


CETL room, 2nd floor,

EMMTEC Building

University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln


9.30 am       Coffee and tea in the EMMTEC gallery (ground floor)

9.45 am       Introduction:  Prof. Ann Gray - Project Director


First panel:   Dramadoc, docudrama and history on television

10.00 am      Making History: Historical docudrama in Contemporary Northern Ireland Aileen Blaney, Independent scholar

10.30 am      An AHRC/University of Reading Project, ‘Acting with Facts’: Actors Performing the Real in British Theatre and Television since 1990. The Story So Far Derek Paget and Heather Sutherland, University of Reading

11.00 am      Questions and discussion

11.15 am      Coffee and tea in the EMMTEC gallery 


Second panel: Reenactment and ‘reality history’

11.30 am     Reenacting reality Juliet Gardiner, Independent scholar

12 noon         Reenactment and re-embodying history Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester

12.30 pm        Questions and discussion


12.45 pm      Lunch in the EMMTEC gallery



Third panel:   Current and recent history programming on British TV

1.30 pm         The Military, the Regency and the Cold War Taylor Downing, Flashback TV

2.00 pm           Who do you think you are? Alex Graham, Wall to Wall

2.30 pm         Sex, Love and the British Steve Humphries, Testimony Films

3.00 pm         The way we were Andrew Knight, True North Productions 

3.30 pm          Questions and discussion


Text Box:

3.45 pm          Coffee and tea in the EMMTEC gallery


4-4.30 pm      Concluding discussion and remarks


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