Miranda Kaufmann: Historian, Journalist, Raconteuse.
Three ways of saying the same thing- I like telling stories. I also like digging for the truth. Or as near to it as anyone is likely to get.
As a historian, I've found evidence of over 350 Africans in Renaissance Britain, worked with the National Trust and English Heritage and contributed entries to the Oxford Companion to Black British History.
As a freelance journalist, with experience at the BBC and The Sunday Times, I regularly contribute book reviews to the TLS, and have written about everything from strange books in the Bodleian Library to the joys of women's rugby.
Have a look round my site to read my published articles to date and let me know what you think.
I've spoken about the history of Africans in Renaissance Britain at the British Library, the National Archives, the Department for Education, the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford and various schools and local libraries.
Friday 25th April, 6.30 pm, "Africans in Early Modern London", Birkbeck Early Modern Society, room B18, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX.
Thursday 5th June, 7.30pm, "Africans in Tudor and Stuart Britain", Mold & District Civic Society, Masonic Hall, Earl Road, Mold, CH7 1AX.
Thursday 17th July, 1.30pm, "Africans in London and the Americas, 1562-1642" paper at Society of Early Americanists’ Conference, London and the Americas, 1492-1812, Kingston University.
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My article on Africans in Tudor & Stuart Britain, featuring my visit to The Golden Hind, Brixham plus "Five More to Explore" is in the April issue of BBC History Magazine, out now! You can listen to the accompanying podcast interview here.
I visited St. Olave's Hart Street with N. Quentin Woolf of Londonist Out Loud to talk about Africans in Tudor London. Listen here.
I made my live TV debut on Sky News:
I was interviewed by Sky News and The Observer in relation to calls for Solomon Northrup's 12 Years A Slave to be on the national curriculum, and British links to slavery.
I interviewed artist Graeme Mortimer Evelyn about his work Call and Responses: The Odyssey of the Moor at Kensington Palace for History Today:
My guest blog on the Georgians Revealed exhibition at the British Library has been posted on the UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership project website.
I've been invited to write an entry on John Blanke (fl.1507-1512) for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
My review of Slavery and the British Country House, eds. M.Dresser and A. Hann was published in the TLS.
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