Festival talks by James Daybell

41. HOW TO BE A HISTORIAN MASTERCLASS

Suzannah Lipscomb and Sam Willis are offering a very special masterclass: a morning spent with them debating, discussing, and learning about how to go about being an historian. They’ll range widely – from the general to the specific, thinking about what it means to be different types of historian – of naval history, of social history, of different centuries – and what the challenges and joys are of each. With tips about how to research as well as some of the latest academic thinking, this is a rare chance to spend time with some of the most dynamic and exciting young historians in the country.

12.30pm LUNCH (with wine) INCLUDED

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40. HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED: CHALK AND VALLEYS

On the back of their hugely popular and successful podcasts, historians Dr Sam Willis and Professor James Daybell will be getting together to talk about two highly topical subjects and their historical context: chalk and valleys. Brimming with titbits and oddities, they will both delight with their depth of discourse and dazzle with their delving into the days of yore.

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