History and fiction in TV series (CVUH)

History and fiction in TV series (CVUH)

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After a day devoted to history and the media (January 21, see details here), the Vigilance Committee on Public Usages of History (CVUH) is offering this Saturday, June 2, 2012, a study day around history and series, entitled: "History and fiction in television series". The speakers (historians, screenwriters and journalists) will ask themselves what are the reasons for the craze for "historical" series, and especially "what history they give to see and understand".

The program :

- 9:30 am: Rome. A look back at the success of a historical series and its historiographical debates. Speakers: Pierre Langlais and Vivien Bessière.

- 11 am: Kaamelot and the imagination of the Middle Ages today. Speakers: Eric le Nabour and Patrick Boucheron.

Lunch break.

- 2 pm: "Heroes" and "anti-heroes" of the French Revolution: the return of Louis XVI and the image of Robespierre on the screen. Speakers: Aurore Chéry and Antoine de Baecque.

- 3.30 pm: "A French Village": write a historical series: the challenges of scriptwriting. Round table chaired by Sylvie Aprile, with Frédéric Krivine, Thierry Bonzon and Ioanis Deroide.

Entrance is free.

This study day will take place at the Malher center, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 9, rue Malher, 75004 Paris.

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