Oskar Schortz is researcher, teacher and performer with a particular concern for promoting the public understanding of history. Over the course of his studies and professional career, Oskar has keenly used archival material for his research. He currently uses archives as a teacher in London 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. He has written and performed two Edinburgh Fringe shows and been granted Arts Council funding to investigate and create an installation based on public archives in North Devon.