The 'Lenses of History'
2021 Ludgate Colloquium
Location: The Church of St Martin-within-Ludgate, 40 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7DE
The last Ludgate colloquia have concentrated on a) what we do not know about the past; b) what we have forgotten; and c) what we have remembered. This year we are thinking about the particular ‘lenses’ through which knowledge of history happens. We are asking about how particular assumptions across time have inflected or indeed produced what was seemed to be historical knowledge.
10.00 Welcome, introduction to St Martin’s and the Stationers’ Company
10:30 The Right Revd Dr Stephen Platten (Stationers’), ‘Reading the Bible in history’
11:00 Dr Stephen Farr (concert organist/ All Saints’ Margaret Street), ‘Hearing music in history’
12:00 Professor Ananya Jahanara Kabir (King’s College London), ‘Does 'history' happen because we want everything to move faster?’
12:30 Discussion of all morning presentations
14:00 Professor Francis O’Gorman (University of Edinburgh), ‘Reading literature in history’
14:30 Dr Helen Taylor (Newnham College, Cambridge), ‘Diagnosing in history’
16:00 Event Ends
The ticket price to include tea/coffee, lunch and wine reception