Oskar Schortz is researcher, teacher and performer with a particular concern for promoting the public understanding of history. He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University and completed a Masters at The London School of Economics.
Over the course of his studies and professional career, Oskar has made use of archives on a long-term basis for historical research. He currently uses archive materials as a teacher to delve into the past and confront his students with inspirational objects with unique stories. Alongside being a teacher, Oskar is involved in projects and activities that promote a public engagement with history. In August 2018, he directed, wrote and performed in 'History has a purpose?!' – a one man show about struggles and contradictions when we teach/learn history. He also regularly participates in stand-up events, where he brings interesting moments from the past to the audience in a comical and light-hearted way.