Writing Historical Biography: Problems and Challenges

Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger (University of Münster) and Lyndal Roper

Chair: Peter Wilson

10am – 12pm, Tuesday 27 February, Rees Davies Room, Faculty of History

The event explores the problems and challenges of writing historical biography, ranging from questions of context and human agency, to issues of interpretation and presentation. As authors of two recent best-selling biographies of Empress Maria Theresa and the reformer Martin Luther, Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger and Lyndal Roper will discuss how they tackled these and other issues. Their two short papers will be followed by general discussion.

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