As Seen on Screen: Period dramas, historical ‘accuracy’ and the role of the historical adviser
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Location: Geoffrey Manton Building,GMLT3
Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite
Dr Hannah Grieg (University of York)
Dr Hannah Greig is a senior lecturer in history at the University of York where she teaches eighteenth-century history and public history. Alongside her academic work she is an established consultant to film, TV and theatre productions with over a decade of experience of working closely with period dramas. Her credits include feature films “The Duchess” (2008) and “The Favourite” (2018); BBC dramas including “Poldark” (series 1-5), “Death Comes to Pemberley”, “Jamaica Inn”, and “Gunpowder”; and ITV’s recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, “Sanditon”. In this talk Dr Greig will reflect on her practice-based work as a consultant, the place of film and television as a form of public history, and the issues involved in attempting to create a historically ‘accurate’ drama.
This lecture is part of the History Research Seminar Series at Manchester Metropolitan University and is organised by the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage. There will be a wine reception after the lecture.