Episode 47 – Hidden Histories with Kaye Jones
Kaye Jones from The Herstorian joins me for a virtual brew to talk about history, story-telling and what we need to do to get better content.
Kaye Jones is a historian, former history teacher and teller of diverse histories. She runs The Herstorian, which helps educational publishers to step up their game and create content that reflects the diversity of all students.
This podcast episode is in collaboration with The Happy Tea Company. Sustainable herbal tea. Grown in Worcestershire with love.
What can we learn from how a historian tells stories of our past for how we can create better content in our business?
Kaye Jones from The Herstorian joins me for a virtual brew and to discuss how she unearths hidden stories throughout history and makes them relatable and relevant for all people. Whether you like history or not.
We have a virtual brew and dig into:
>> The elements a story needs to have the greatest impact
>> Why our history is like a jigsaw missing most of the pieces
>> How we can bring intersectionality into our work to create more equity
>> What we can learn from how history is taught in schools
>> How we can get our audience to stop and listen instead of scrolling on by.
Plus, Kaye shares how she started The Herstorian during the lockdown and why it needs collaboration to thrive. What we can do to create better connections. And how business for good can make a deeper impact if we look at share how all perspectives of history shapes our lives.
Kaye also enlightens me as to the hidden penises (peni?) on the Bayeux Tapestry and why turnips do not make a great education tool.
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