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Writer of the month: Researching Untold Histories by Kathleen Chater
08 October 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.
October's Writer of the Month is Dr Kathleen Chater, on 8 October 2013 at 14:00, discussing Researching Untold Histories: Black people in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade, c.1660-1807.
Tickets are free of charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place now.
About the author
Dr Kathleen Chater worked for the BBC until 1994. One of her interests was family history so when she left she became self-employed as a writer of books and articles on aspects of history and also as a trainer in research skills for the media and for family historians.
In 2000 Kathleen started a PhD and her thesis was published as Untold Histories: Black People in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade c. 1660-1812 (Manchester University Press, 2009). She is also the author of Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors (Pen & Sword, 2012); Tracing Your Family Tree in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales (Lorenz Books 2nd edition 2008) and Research for Media Production (Focal Press, 2nd edition, 2000). My Ancestor was a Lunatic is soon to be published by the Society of Genealogists.
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