Higher education is expensive. It is more expensive, in fact, than many people realize, because many of the costs of higher education originate with a set of activities that are not well understood by outsiders. ‘Teaching’ in its strictest sense is only one part of these costs. The most obvious other costs include ‘research’ and […]Read more "Value Judgements"
Historians produce imaginative fictions that convey truths about the past. I think we all know this. We might not reflect on it very often, but most academic historians will have read Hayden White or Keith Jenkins. Like a stone in your shoe, you carry with you a sense of this, which is irritating. You might […]Read more "The Historical Imagination"
There has recently been an important conversation where I work about reading lists for undergraduate courses. What am I actually setting my students to read? Do the things I set them represent a fair cross-section of research and primary sources in this area? I think that the students at UCL who first asked ‘Why is […]Read more "Crime, gender, and reading lists"
StoryingthePast are pleased to present a series of blog posts based on the ‘Creative Histories’ conference held in Bristol in July, and supported by the British Academy, Bristol Institute for the Humanities and Arts, and the Department of History, University of Bristol. The first post from Catherine Fletcher is live today, and the subsequent posts […] […]Read more "Creative Histories Blog Series"
Source: Creativity and Coproduction Workshop, University of Bristol 10th NovemberRead more "Creativity and Coproduction Workshop, University of Bristol 10th November"
Originally posted on Storying the Past:
We are very excited to unveil the Creative Histories Final Programme for ‘Creative Histories’ at Bristol Zoo, 19th-21st July. We’ve been overwhelmed by the energy and interest in the event, and are really pleased to be able to present a programme that features a range of performances, talks, exhibitions,…
Sentences end with full stops, but for some reason we don’t punctuate the beginnings. Like sentences, historical individuals are suddenly just there. They emerge into our field of vision, they walk on stage, they emerge from some vague fog of the unknowable to become historical. They marry, or inherit, they pick up a gun or […]Read more "Where do historical individuals come from?"