objects – evidence – life stories | University of Oxford

objects – evidence – life stories

Speaker
Helen King, QPM, Professor Fernanda Pirie, Professor Susan Walker
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Venue
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6UD
Venue details

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

What counts as evidence? And how do we use objects to tell our life stories? A photograph, a letter, a bracelet with a story.....many of us have objects that we count as evidence for something. The object clearly exists, but how sure are we about our conclusions? Members of College will present objects of theirs, how they count as evidence, and for what, and will be cross-examined by a panel of experts from Archaeology, Law, and the Police.