Interview with a Vampire Expert

  • April 11, 2013 · 7:30 PM

"The Vampire has fascinated Western Europe from the early 1700s, but the tradition was a real part of Eastern European lives for a considerable time before that. In the last three centuries, the icon has been taken up by art of all kinds - literature, film and graphics - and it has had a lasting effect on fashion and culture. But what is the authentic story behind tales of the predatory, living dead and can we understand a little more about being human by studying these accounts? We will look at recent attempts to understand the folklore and try to work out how an Eastern European ritual made its way to late nineteenth century New England, USA. 
Deborah Hyde writes writes, lectures internationally and appears on broadcast media to discuss superstition, religion and belief in the supernatural. She uses a range of approaches and disciplines from history to psychology to investigate the folklore of the malign and to discover why it is so persistent throughout all human communities & eras. She is currently writing a book ‘Unnatural Predators’. She is also a film industry makeup effects production manager who gets on the wrong side of the camera from time to time."

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  • Laura G.

    Was really interesting and a great atmosphere with nice and fun people!

    April 12, 2013

    • Victoria M.

      I really enjoyed it too. My phone number is on one of the other messages so give me a call if you want to meet up to go to the social.

      April 12, 2013

    • Laura G.

      Hi Vicky, I really enjoyed it too. I think I should be able to make the social on the 25th. I've got your number and will send you a text so you have mine. :)

      April 16, 2013

  • Andy S.

    Anyone from Chorlton going?

    April 8, 2013

    • Andy S.

      Okay then.

      April 11, 2013

    • Victoria M.

      My number is 07739447087. See you in a bit.

      April 11, 2013

  • Sandbad

    Had to go to London for an urgent issue! Im missing it again!

    April 11, 2013

  • Victoria M.

    This is the first event I have attended, really looking forward to it.

    April 10, 2013

    • Helen W.

      These events are usually really great.

      April 11, 2013

  • Helen W.

    I'd love to go to this - it sounds really fascinating and cool. However, I can't because of work :( Looking forward to QEDCon this weekend :)

    April 11, 2013

  • Tom K.

    Sorry! Not able to make this after all. Looking forward to the next though...

    April 10, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Deborah Hyde's talk on The Natural History of the Werewolf was, for me, one of the highlights at QED last year and so I'm expecting that this one will be just as fascinating.

    March 1, 2013

  • Laura G.

    sounds good :)

    February 27, 2013

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