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Who Writes History?: Peter Frankopan & Martin Puchner

Who Writes History?: Peter Frankopan & Martin Puchner

Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm

Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

Whether you agree with Napoleon or not, the authorship of historical events can leave us with more questions than answers about the past. Our interdisciplinary panel takes a closer look at how we remember and record the past.

Professor of Global History at Oxford University, Peter Frankopan is the author of New York Times Bestselling The Silk Roads: A New History, described by the Wall St Journal as ‘a rare book that makes you question your assumptions about the world’.

Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University whose new book, The Written World, tells the story of literature from the invention of writing to the Internet.

Language: English
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Language: English
Session No. 34 
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Genres: History
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