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HSE St. Petersburg to Host Presentations on Past and Current History in Media

On Tuesday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m., BBC News Special Correspondent Allan Little and Charlie Taylor, the Executive Producer of “The War That Changed The World,” will give a presentation on “Representations of the Past and Current History in Media” at the regular Research Seminar "Boundaries of History" of the Center for Historical Research and the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

On Tuesday, October 7, at 5:00 p.m., BBC News Special Correspondent Allan Little and Charlie Taylor, the Executive Producer of “The War That Changed The World,” will give a presentation on “Representations of the Past and Current History in Media” at the regular Research Seminar "Boundaries of History" of the Center for Historical Research and the Department of History of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

Allan Little is a programme presenter and has covered several conflicts and regions across the world since joining the BBC in 1983. He has worked as the BBC's Moscow correspondent, reporting extensively on the political and economic upheaval of the Yeltsin regime. Charlie Taylor is the Executive Producer of The War That Changed The World. He has won several awards for his work, including the Critics Circle Award, The Legal Reporting Award, and others.

The participants will discuss how to make history interesting for a large audience. Charlie Taylor will discuss people’s attitude to World War One in different countries of the world including Germany, Great Britain, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Allan Little will explore the nature of public interest in the West and East to historical legacy and historical memory, as well as the problem of writing history of the contemporary historical turning points, such as the break up of Yugoslavia, and other interesting topics.

The presentations will take place in St. Petersburg at Promyshlennaya St., 14a, Room 324. The moderator of the event is Professor Semyonov, the Chair of the Department of History at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

Contact email: ereutova@hse.ru