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Portraits, Biographies and Public History, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova at the Museum of London/ Online/ Watch Later

2 November , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

On Tuesday 2nd November 2021 starting at 6:00pm

All the lectures are hybrid (online/ in person) and also available to watch on replay. You can sign up using the website links below.


Immense curiosity exists about the lives of people who lived in the past. Portraits and biographies play a major role in bringing the dead to life, but they may mislead and distort as much as they illuminate. Using writings about nineteenth-century British figures alongside images of them, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova will explore the intertwined roles of biography and portraiture in public history, suggesting ways in which it is possible to be constructively critical of current practices.


Gresham College

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