As Seen on Screen: Period dramas, ‘accuracy’ & the historical adviser – Dr Hannah Grieg Public Lecture, 11 November 2020, 5.30pm

We are delighted to announce that Dr Hannah Grieg will be delivering her postponed lecture “As Seen on Screen: Period dramas, ‘accuracy’ & the historical adviser” as part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s History Research Centre Seminar Series.

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”; ITV’s recent adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, “Sanditon”; and the forthcoming “Bridgerton” series for Netflix. 

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.

You can sign up to the lecture here .

This lecture is part of the History Research Seminar Series at Manchester Metropolitan University and is organised by the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage.

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