Television history works hard to win mass audiences by combining pacey journeys through rich visual locations with the discovery of new artefacts and the telling of emotive stories. Professor Cox draws on her two recent BBC series to explore what is gained as well as lost in translating historical research for TV. Part of the University’s Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series, a programme of special events throughout the year celebrating excellence in research undertaken by our recently appointed professors. Themes explored in this year’s series include translating history for television; women’s role in peace and conflict; optimisation, the science of getting the best out of our resources; the Afro-Brazilian artform, Capoeira; and literature, home and homecoming.
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