What’s on : Lectures
Time Travel for Beginners: the new and old worlds of archives
Gary Brannan, Keeper of Archives and Special Collections, Borthwick Institute for Archives
The Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York provides a rich vein of raw material for research, curiosity and discovery, deepening our understanding of the world around us and quenching our curiosity to know more. No two days are ever the same. Whether it’s a creative theatre company turning a fourteenth century Archbishop’s Register written in Latin into a bawdy morality play for the London stage featuring a runaway nun, or a high tech analysis of the DNA of parchment, the gems stored inside the archives never cease to amaze. But what are archives for, in this post-pandemic age? How does archive research happen – and what are the possibilities? And, in a post-truth age – why does archival truth matter?
The Yorkshire Philosophical Society’s AGM will take place at 7pm and this talk will follow afterwards. Held on Zoom an invitation will be sent to everyone on the YPS email list.