Study Day: Diaries and Memoirs


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Explore diaries in depth at this study day

Course date: Sunday 24 March

Times: 09.45 – 16.00

Full course outline

Six expert speakers discuss the origins and development of diary-keeping from Samuel Pepys to 21st-century vloggers, by way of Romantic travellers, Antarctic explorers and office workers. We also discover how the British Library acquires, preserves and curates diaries, making these unique works available to the public. 


Kate Loveman  Early Modern Diaries: Samuel Pepys and his Friends
Emma McEvoy  Touring Britain: Travel Journals 1780-1830
Laura Walker  Cultivating Gardens to Crossing the Ice: Collecting and Curating Diaries at the British Library
Graham Farmelo – Using Diaries in Writing Scientific Biographies
Joe Moran – 20th-Century Diaries and the History of the Everyday
Clare Brant – Diaries in the Digital Age


Name: Study Day: Diaries and Memoirs
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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