Hidden Histories
  • The House, Plymouth University

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Artists: Imogen Robertson and Holly Davey
Chaired by Dr Sarah Chapman

There is an increasing interest in exploring history through the lives of ordinary people. But how do writers and artists find out about the everyday lives of people? Imogen and Holly discuss with Sarah, how they researched the rarely documented lives of people usually hidden from history. 

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Imogen Robertson

Since 2009, Imogen has written five novels in the Westerman and Crowther crime series which is set in the late 18th century, beginning with Instruments of Darkness. The new volume in the series, Theft of Life, is set in London against the background of the transatlantic slave trade. Imogen is currently Writer in Residence at Plymouth University.


Holly Davey

Holly is a lens-based artist working with ideas around performance, architecture and memory. Her process means that she works closely with ideas surrounding place and archival collections mostly online and library/museum based. She has recently researched the collection at Bath’s Holburne Museum, with a particular interest in the three Holburne sisters.


Dr Sarah Chapman

Sarah is Director of Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University. She has an interest in cross-disciplinary art practice with a particular focus on exploring the relationship between history and contemporary art. Recent projects include the international Moby-Dick Big Read and Dan and Lia Perjovschi: News After News / Knowledge Museum Kit.



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