Kate Cooper – History and fiction in the age of “fake news”

Event Date: 23 October 2018

Boilerhouse Theatre

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History presents:

Professor Kate Cooper (RHUL) – History and fiction in the age of “fake news”

Some have argued that in the age of ‘fake news’ we are losing the ability to distinguish between fact and fiction, between carefully considering evidence and making up stories without concern for whether or not they are true. But sometimes we arrive at truth by a surprising route. We can learn a surprising variety of things from fiction, both about the lost worlds of the past, and about the limits of our own understanding.

Welcome and Introduction by Professor James Knowles (Vice-Principal and Executive Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Royal Holloway):

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Lecture:
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Vote of Thanks by Professor Paul Fouracre (Manchester):

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