Post Secret Lives rundown / by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I worked as one of three event techs at the Secret Lives history conference recently in Leicester, UK. What an experience….exhausting! Fascinating! Fun!

A great range of talks and some wonderful people. Some talks by amazing public figures like Emily Brand, Nick Barratt and Janina Ramirez, all of whom were absolutely captivating speakers when they shared their slice of history.

I also had some really insightful conversations with people there about their own experiences in searching for or discovering intriguing stories about their own families or those of others in their work as genealogists. All in all a great experience, although I’m definitely not giving up my day job as a freelance writer slash PhD student to become a technical person (of any kind) anytime soon…..