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Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 6:00PM
Museum of London

The Private Diary and Public History

Dr Joe Moran

In recent years, the diary of the private citizen has emerged as a particularly fertile source for both academic and non-academic historians. But private diaries are inherently opaque texts, with a complex sense of audience, and this lecture will be about the uses and limitations of diaries in enhancing our understanding of the recent past. It will particularly focus on examples from the early to mid-twentieth century, a particularly productive period in the history of diary keeping. 

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Dr Moran is a social historian teaching at Liverpool John Moores University. He studied International History and Politics at Leeds University before collecting a Masters degree in English Literature and a Phd in American Studies at Sussex University.

He is also a prolific author and journalist who has written numerous articles in publications such as The Financial Times, The Guardian and New Statesman. His books include titles such as Queing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life from Breakfast to Bedtime (Routledge, 2005) and On Roads: A Hidden History (Profile Books, 2009)

 

 

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29 October 2013

The Private Diary and Public History
Dr Joe Moran

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