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Writer of the month: Human Woes - Researching Violence and Pain in the Archives by Joanna Bourke
10 December 2013
Throughout 2013, The National Archives will host a series of monthly talks to broaden awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.
Each month, a high-profile author will talk about using original records in their writing. Ben Macintyre kick-started the year as part of the Mining the Archives masterclass. Our distinguished speakers include: Tracy Borman, John Guy, Peter Hennessy, Dominic Sandbrook, and Lucy Worsley.
December's Writer of the Month is Joanna Bourke, on 10 December 2013 at 14:00.
Tickets are free of charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place now.
About the author
Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the prize-winning author of nine books, including Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain, and the Great War (1996), An Intimate History of Killing (1999), Fear: A Cultural History (2005) and Rape: A History from the 1860s to the Present (2007).
Joanna's book, What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present was published by Virago in 2011. She is currently writing a book on the history of pain.
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