Creative History

(This is the fourth of five posts I have written about the Modern British Studies Conference in Birmingham in July. For an overview of the posts, see here: If the past is a foreign country, most of the guide books are written by people who have never been to the places they describe. Imagination […]

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Make Yourself a Character?

Many of the historians I most respect and those who have most influenced me have been inspired – whether explicitly or more vaguely – by the idea that the personal is historical. From feminist, women’s, and gender historians, through historians of the body, family, masculinity, and emotions, to the detectives of selfhood and sexuality, I […]

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