Why should we study the past? What makes history exciting and important? How can it inform our present and future?
The School of History’s ‘History Matters Festival’ took place on Wednesday 16 June, live on Zoom. The programme comprised of four sessions, each led by a panel of lecturers and postgraduate students.
The four sessions respectively focused on the following themes:
- Contentious Commemorations
- Health in a Global Pandemic
- Medievalism and White Supremacy
Contentious Commemorations – Centre for the History of War, Media and Society
Health in a Global Pandemic – Centre for the Study of Health, Science and Environment
Medievalism and White Supremacy – Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies