Alternative Facts: Is the Truth in the Archives?
  • Edinburgh Fringe

What is the truth? Is it out there? And is it in the archives? After an "interesting" past year of political developments, archivist Rachel Hosker (University of Edinburgh) returns to the Cabaret to investigate the idea of whether archives hold the truth or not. What power do archives have in such political situations? Can archives expose the darker side of power " especially during times of war? Are the historical facts quoted by Trump and about Brexit watertight? Examining how archives are perceived, used and created for good and bad.