HISTORIC GRAFFITI: THE HIDDEN STORY OF THE HOPES, FEARS & DESIRES OF A NATION
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Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 13:30
The Community Centre 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and moronic but historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals.
Modern graffiti is often seen as transgressive and moronic. However, the study of historic graffiti enables us to hear the lost voices of ordinary individuals through their images of daisywheels, ships sailing across the walls, knights drawing their swords, demons stalking the stonework and every animal imaginable.
James Wright FSA is an archaeologist and historian based at the University of Nottingham. With over twenty years of professional experience, he has published two books and a string of popular and academic articles concentrating on the British Mediaeval and Early Modern periods. He is a very proficient public speaker and has spoken to a wide variety of organisations including Historic Royal Palaces, the National Trust, Lowdham Book Festival, the Fortean Society, Gresham College, Shakespeare400 and the Museum of London. He presents in a clear and conversational style, without notes or script, and readily uses illustrative slides throughout his lectures. The talks are adaptable and can be presented to novice, mid-level or expert audiences.