1 August 2004
IT MAY BE HISTORY, BUT IS IT TRUE?
One-day conference on new trends in history and television
15th October 2004
History on television has never been more popular, but what sort of history are we being shown on our screens? Archive-based programmes, star presenters, dramatisations, reality television, digital recreations, and interactions with web resources have led to a rich but complex situation. What should the history programme’s attitude be towards its sources? What has the drive towards history-as-entertainment in a competitive broadcasting market done for the popular understanding of history? How should television recreate the past?
‘It May Be History, But Is It True?’ is a major one-day conference which will look at the state of history on television today, and where it may be going. It will bring together leading academics, archivists, producers and film researchers to discuss history and reality television, dramatisation in history programming, the changing use of archive film, and history programmes in the digital age.
The conference is being organised by the International Association for Media and History (IamHist) and the Imperial War Museum, in association with the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC).
The conference will be held at the Imperial War Museum on 15 th October 2004
Friends of the Imperial War Museum and IamHist members £15.00
Full-time students and concessions £10.00
Box Office 020 7416 5439 (weekdays 10.00am - 5.00pm)
For more information, contact Toby Haggith(IWM) firstname.lastname@example.org or
Christine Whittaker (IamHist) email@example.com