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