How is history crafted into television? In these three special online sessions, we’ll be joined by IHR Practitioner Fellow Sue Horth, a BAFTA-winning Executive Producer. Sue has made some of the most exciting history-based and factual drama on television in recent years, from Damilola, Our Loved Boy to 37 Days, exploring the lead-up to the First World War. For these Film Nights, Sue will be in conversation with IHR colleagues, reflecting on the processes, intellectual challenges and ethical questions involved in creating these films, with opportunities for Q&A. Each Film Night will focus on one of Sue’s films, including short clips for analysis and discussion.
You’ll be sent a link to watch the full film in advance of the session. Join us to learn more about how history is shaped for the screen, and to explore wider questions around narrative, structure and story-telling in historical research.
The films for discussion are:
Session 1 | 15th November- 6pm: Our World War (Sue Horth in conversation with Catherine Clarke)
Session 2 | 22nd November- 6pm: Damilola, Our Loved Boy (Sue Horth in conversation with Claire Langhamer)
Session 3 | 29th November- 6pm: 37 Days (Sue Horth in conversation with Philip Murphy)
This event is free to attend, but booking is required.