December's Research Conversation
- 13 Dec 2023
- 17:00 - 18:00
- Booking required
Led by Professor Richard Schoch, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen's University, Belfast
How did the Birthplace become the most popular site in the world devoted to Shakespeare? How was the experience of visitors in centuries past different from today’s visitors?
Join us and Professor Richard Schoch, author of Shakespeare’s House: A Window onto his Life and Legacy as we examine the hidden history of Shakespeare’s House, and discuss why people have, for centuries, kept visiting the house in Stratford-upon-Avon where William Shakespeare was born in 1564, known colloquially as the ‘Birthplace’.
About our Research Conversations
Every month we host a live online talk, via zoom, which provides you with the opportunity to listen to people who are engaged in Shakespeare-related research. The talk begins with a thirty-minute presentation and followed by an open discussion.
All of our Research Conversations are completely free to attend, though we do encourage donations in order to support our work and keep Shakespeare's story alive. So if you are in the position to support us with a donation, no matter large or small, we would be incredibly grateful.
Listen back: If you were unable to attend our previous virtual Research Conversations, want a recap, or completely new to it and want to see what it's all about, you can catch up on our audio recordings here.
This Research Conversation is part of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare's First Folio.