Meet the Historians

March 13, 2013

Meet the Historians is an exciting new initiative from the HNS which aims to bring together members of the public and experts such as historians, archaeologists, genealogists, librarians, archivists and fiction and non-fiction writers. The aim is to set up regional events drawing on local expertise. The first Meet the Historians events have been organised by Lucienne Boyce in Bristol, and open on 27 April 2013 when a panel of experts including historical novelists, a city librarian and archivist will offer advice in a free session on how to do historical research – see below for further details.

Two more events, arranged in partnership with local museums, will take place in Bristol in October during the Bristol Literature Festival – one on maritime history and one on Roman history. Look out for more details soon.

If you would like to help to organise Meet the Historians events in your area, contact Richard Lee for further details.

27 April 2013 – 2 to 4 pm at Bristol Central Library

Writing Britain: Bristol Writing – “Putting the Past in its Place”

Saga writer Lizzie Lane and historical novelist Lucienne Boyce join experts from Bristol Central Library and the Bristol Record Office to offer practical advice on researching historical location to anyone planning, researching or writing historical fiction or non-fiction. The panel will be chaired by Helen Hart, Publishing Director of Silver Wood Books.

The panel is one of the free events accompanying Bristol Central Library’s exhibition “Writing Britain: Bristol Writing” (1 March to 30 April 2013) which explores the city’s rich literary heritage, and is held in partnership with the British Library. For further information about the exhibition and a full programme see the Bristol Central Library website.

The panel is the first of the Historical Novel Society’s Meet the Historians events, when the HNS aims to bring together regional panels of experts and members of the public. Details of further Meet the Historians events in Bristol will be announced shortly.

“Putting the Past in its Place” is a free event. You can book your place at any Bristol library or ring the Central Library on 0117 903 7250.

Posted by Richard Lee