#CHWeekUoP21 - Interpreting the Past

CHWeekUoP21  Interpreting the Past

  • 22 September 2021
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • FREE
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#CHWeekUoP21 - Two talks including Drawn to the Past: Comics and Historical Representation and Did Kenwood Make You a Better Cook?

Join UoP first Culture and Heritage Week, 20-24th September 2021.

Supported by the Democratic Citizenship Theme of the University of Portsmouth and all the stakeholders of its Culture and Heritage Hub, the first UoP Culture and Heritage Week will take place on 20-24th September 2021 and resonate with the UK Heritage Open Days 2021.

Our #CHWeekUoP21 will bring to life amazing scholarship for the people of Portsmouth, a Port city with a unique culture and heritage. In a civic partnership for a meaningful society, together we want to enrich the community through preservation, conservation, interpretation, and education to understand our present and build a common future.

“Whilst Culture and Heritage are at the heart of a modern democratic society, we aim to celebrate the world class research conducted by UoP Scholars in partnership with local, national and global actors.” -- Prof. Leïla Choukroune DC Theme Director

All the events throughout Culture and Heritage Week will be live streamed on Youtube here.

Event Description

You are cordially invited to join our webinar on Wednesday 22 September 1:00-3:00pm for two very interesting talks about how we can interpret the past through more unusual means!

Drawn to the Past: Comics and Historical Representation

This talk explores the rich, vibrant world of historical comics and graphic novels. For some years now, the medium has received popular and scholarly attention for its ability to offer inventive, challenging and complex representations of the past. Discussing key publications and drawing on their own experiences creating graphic histories, Louis Netter and Olly Gruner reflect on the ways in which comics can engage with, and contribute to, wider debates on history and heritage.


Dr Oliver Gruner, Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Performance

Louis Netter, Senior Lecturer in the School of Art, Design and Performance

Did Kenwood make you a better cook?

Kenwood understood how to create a desire not just for aspirational objects that looked good on the kitchen counter but for well-engineered tools that enabled the home cook to create the elaborate dishes seen in lifestyle magazines and TV cooking shows that proliferated in the 1960s. Did the Kenwood Chef enable the 1960s women to be a better version of ‘herself`; the perfect hostess and cook or merely perform these as temporary narratives depending on the audience around her?


Alice Naylor, School of Art, Design and Performance

Date: Wednesday | 22 September 2021

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Online Event

(Full joining instructions and the webinar link will be sent to you by email near the time.)

Event etiquette:

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