MEET THE PRESENTERS
Dr Olwen Purdue specialises in the history of urban poverty and welfare, and in difficult or contested public histories. She is founder and Director of the Centre for Public History at Queen’s University, and of the MA in Public History, and works closely with the cultural and heritage sectors across Northern Ireland in research, teaching and public engagement.
She was specialist historical advisor for Titanic Belfast and a member of the advisory group for the Ulster Museum's Irish history exhibition and its Troubles and Beyond gallery, and has worked on numerous history documentaries for television. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Museums Association and international editor of The Public Historian.