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Writer of the month: Human woes - researching violence and pain in the archives

April 25th, 2014

Episode 350 of 495 episodes

Joanna Bourke discusses her book What it Means to be Human: Reflections from 1791 to the Present and how she uses original records in her writing.Joanna Bourke is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the prize-winning author of nine books, including: Dismembering the Male: Men's Bodies, Britain, and the Great War (1996); An Intimate History of Killing (1999); Fear: A Cultural History (2005); and Rape: A History from the 1860s to the Present (2007).

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