National Life Stories Lecture 2017: David Kynaston

National Life Stories Lecture 2017

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Historian David Kynaston delivers the 2017 National Life Stories Lecture

Uncovering the unspoken: memory and post-war Britain reflects on memory and its place in the historical analysis of post-war British society.

David Kynaston has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written 18 books, including The City of London, a widely acclaimed four-volume history which drew on National Life Stories’ ‘City Lives’ oral history interviews. He is also the author of Austerity Britain, Family Britain, and Modernity Britain, the first three titles in a series of books covering the history of post-war Britain (1945-1979) under the collective title Tales of a New Jerusalem. Austerity Britain was named ‘Book of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times. He is an honorary professor at Kingston University.

National Life Stories (NLS) is an independent charitable trust within the British Library whose expertise and focus is oral history fieldwork. Established in 1987, NLS has initiated a series of innovative interviewing projects funded almost entirely from sponsorship, charitable and individual donations. Initiated in 2014, this lecture series provides a platform for leading scholars and thinkers to share original and challenging ideas about oral history theory, methodologies and practices.

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Name: National Life Stories Lecture 2017: David Kynaston
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