Untold Narratives of WWII w/ Diya Gupta, Luke Turner, Steve Hatton & Ellen Pilsworth
Join India in the Second World War author Diya Gupta, for a conversation with Steve Hatton, author Luke Turner (Men at War) and researcher Ellen Pilsworth at this year’s British Academy Summer Showcase. They will look beyond retrogressive ideals and explore untold narratives of the Second World War.
This event will begin with a screening of the award-winning short documentary film Heilig (2011, 17 minutes), which offers an intimate portrait of Jewish Kindertransport refugee Gerhard Heilig, introduced by filmmaker Steve Hatton.
From a bisexual Commando and the former POW who became an LGBT+ activist, to Indians in service and at home during the war, the panel will share these stories, and explore how they help us to gain a true understanding of this rich history.
About Diya Gupta
Diya Gupta is a literary and cultural historian, and Lecturer in Public History at City, University of London. Formerly a ‘Past and Present’ fellow at the Royal Historical Society and Institute of Historical Research, she takes multilingual approaches to life-writing, visual culture and literature, in relation to war.