CODI 2017: Alternative Facts: Is the Truth in the Archives?

When:
August 7, 2017 @ 8:20 pm – 9:20 pm Europe/London Timezone
2017-08-07T20:20:00+01:00
2017-08-07T21:20:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
UK
Cost:
£9 (£7 concession)
Contact:

Note this performance will take place on 7th August, 8-9pm AND 22nd August, 1.50-2.50pm

What is the truth? Is it out there? And is it in the archives? After an ‘interesting’ past year of political developments, archivist Rachel Hosker (University of Edinburgh) returns to the Cabaret to investigate the idea of whether archives hold the truth or not. What power do archives have in such political situations? Can archives expose the darker side of power – especially during times of war? Are the historical facts quoted by Trump and about Brexit watertight? How archives perceived, used and created for good and bad.

Performer

Rachel Hosker, Archives Manager at the Centre for Research Collections, the University of Edinburgh.