Café Culture Series: Roots and Rivers
Date: Wednesday 5 March 2014
Jane Gilbert will talk about medieval myths of origin and uses of history, in particular the legendary Trojan identities of most Western Europeans, and Katherine Ibbett will look at why sixteenth century French people were obsessed with the sources of rivers, and what that obsession meant for everything from family trees to landscape gardening. Nick Barratt will talk about family history and identity in the 21st century.
- Katherine Ibbett (UCL French)
- Jane Gilbert (UCL French)
- Nick Barratt, genealogist and consultant for the BBC series Who do you think you are?