This is a selection of some of the past events involving Kingston’s historians for which digital resources are freely available.
As part of Explore Your Archives week 2014, the Centre for the Historical Record and The National Archives hosted ‘Africans in Georgian London: Cesar Picton and his World in Film and Records’.
In the first part of the event, Anna Brass and Lilly Mehbod presented two short films on the life of Cesar Picton, and in the second part, Dr Miranda Kaufmann presented a talk on ‘Africans in Georgian London’. See the recording of Miranda’s talk below and see our resources page for further information on Black History.
Greg Jenner, Historical Consultant to CBBC’s Horrible Histories, presented ‘Lavish Dramas, Thoughtful Documentaries & Idiots Smeared in Poo: Why Making Historical Television is Harder Than You Think’ at Kingston University in October 2014. Greg discussed his decade long career in television and the difficulties of making historical television. Greg gave a similar talk at the University of York’s Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP), which you can watch on YouTube here.
Professor Joanne Bailey (Oxford Brookes University) presented ‘Hashtag History: using social media to teach, research and engage the public’ at Kingston University in November 2013. Joanne blogged a write up of her paper which you can read here, and you can view the Prezi slides here.
The Centre for the Historical Record (CHR) hosted ‘Archives, Digitization and Heritage Tourism’ in February 2012. You can access the presentation slides from the event on Kingston’s website.
CHR hosted ‘Providing Public History: Challenges and Opportunities’ in June 2011. You can listen to the broadcast of this event here.
Sue Hawkins, of the History department, and Brian Cathcart, of Kingston’s Journalism department, hosted ‘Museum Lives: putting scientists under the microscope’ in December 2010. Museum Lives was an AHRC-funded Knowledge Transfer Project between the Natural History Museum and Kingston University. You can download a recording of this event online.