Public History and Fiction

Event Date:25 February 2016 Management Building Lecture Theatre Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The London Centre for Public History at Royal Holloway University of London presents: Public History and Fiction The relationship between history and fiction has been hotly debated, but with the rising popularity of historical non-fiction books and academic historians pursuit of greater public …


Talking Books: Novel History

6 June 2009 – As historical fiction enjoys a huge commercial renaissance, this debate will explore how far the changes in the last forty years of historiography means that novelists willing to spend real time in the archives and libraries are now producing a new kind of historical fiction, more accurate and thus more truthful about the past, than the work of their predecessors.