Joanna Bourke book cover - What it means to be human

21 February 2014

14:00 - 15:00

The National Archives is again hosting a series of monthly talks to broaden awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.

Each month, a high-profile author will talk about using original records in their writing. Joanna Bourke will discuss her book What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present.

Tickets cost £5 (£4 for Friends of The National Archives). Buy your ticket now.

About the author

Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the prize-winning author of nine books, including Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain, and the Great War (1996), An Intimate History of Killing (1999), Fear: A Cultural History (2005) and Rape: A History from the 1860s to the Present (2007).

Joanna's book, What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present was published by Virago in 2011. She is currently writing a book on the history of pain.

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