SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Tamasha theatre project - SOAS History playwright in residence

Dr Eleanor Newbigin

Date: 30 January 2019Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 30 January 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: S209

Type of Event: Seminar

This summer I began to work with staff at the Tamasha theatre network to set up a playwright in residence scheme on our BA History programme. Tamasha has a history of working with academics, especially historians: they managed a project to dramatise letters written by South Asian soldiers during the First World War. [Please see] In approaching Tamasha, I wanted to use drama as a medium to both bring the subjects we teach and research alive, and to think more closely about the emotional and intellectual labour that we ask our students to do when they engage with history in this way. I will use the seminar to explain the project and my thinking behind it. While the project focuses on our teaching work, I think it also has implications for how we think about, and even do our research.

All Welcome - free of charge

Organiser: Prof Catherine Hezser

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