Antonia’s Story: A Secret History

Received from Dr. Owen Barden (Liverpool Hope University)

Archives contain many secrets, waiting to be discovered. Yet accessing archives can be difficult. In this workshop, co-led by researchers with learning disabilities, you will find out how the story of Antonia Grandoni was discovered, a lady who lived with a learning disability 150 years ago. You will be able to see and try out the methods used to explore and analyse findings from a digital archive of very old medical books, and what this can tell us about living with a learning disability then and now. Come along to this workshop which shows that researching history can be inclusive, creative and fun.

Event takes place: November 15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8LR United Kingdom

This event is in partnership with The Brain Charity and the Being Human Festival 2019, as well as Liverpool Hope University. Queries can be addressed to Dr. Owen Barden.

Past & Present ia pleased to support this event and supports other events like it. Applications for event funding are welcomed from scholars working in the field of historical studies at all stages in their careers.

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