Workshop: ‘Undercover: Institutional Abuse, Covert Investigations and History’, London

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by Hannah Tweed

Undercover: Institutional abuse, covert investigations and history

16 April from 14.30 – 17.15

This half-day workshop will bring together cultural historians and media practitioners to explore how ideas of authority and ‘truth’ are embodied in both the person recording the abuse and the means or medium through which it is exposed.  

Speakers include:

  • Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck) on the interviewing of a rape victim in Police, 1982
  • Helena Goodwyn (QMUL) on W.T. Stead and the exposure of child prostitution in 1885
  • Joe Plomin (Panorama, BBC) on Winterbourne View, 2011
  • Matthew Rubery (QMUL) on Nellie Bly and Ten Days in a Mad-House, 1887

The event will be held at the Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD 

Full details can be found here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/trauma/events/undercover-institutional-abuse-covert-investigations-and-history/ 

Places are limited. If you can attend, please email undercoveratbirkbeck@gmail.com as soon as possible telling us very briefly why the event is of interest to you. We will contact you if we have a place.


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