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The Flamboyant Fake Series: Professor Joep Leerssen - Patriotic Fakes

Thursday 28 October, 17.00 - 18.00 Livestreamed via YouTube Why are the most memorable stories about the past so often untrue? Joep Leerssen, professor of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam, will take us into the murky underworld of counterfeit history, fake epics, and forged manuscripts. A series of startling escapades in the dusty back rooms of deserted libraries, which in the end make us wonder... why we are so very eager to remake the past? Language: English Register here for the online event and find more information here.

Upcoming Experts Talks in the series The Flamboyant Fake: Save the Dates! • 25 November, 17.00 - 18.00, Frederick Clark: The Fortunes of a Fraud from Antiquity to the Enlightenment • 16 December, 17.00 - 18.00, Sophie Pitman: Fake and Fashion Check our agenda page regularly for more information on these online talks and how to register.

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