Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 5:30 pm – Wednesday, 18 March 2020 at 7:00 pm
As Seen on Screen: Period dramas, historical ‘accuracy’ and the role of the historical adviser
Part of the History Research Centre’s Seminar Series at Manchester Metropolitan University
Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Location: GMLT3, Geoffrey Manton Building, Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond St West, Manchester M15 6LL
Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite
Dr Hannah Grieg (University of York) will present on As Seen on Screen: Period dramas, historical ‘accuracy’ and the role of the historical adviser.
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.