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18:00 - 20:00 11 May 2016

A magnificent obsession? A historian’s search for a man (and his horse) in the archive


Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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? In this public lecture Hilda Kean explores what her diary research was about: the diaries? the horses? the historian and a particular “moment” of reading?


Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
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