History Writing and Family History: Alison Light’s ‘Common People’

Storying the Past

Common People 51WUorHcevL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Alice Violett kicks off our discussion of Alison Light’s Common People: The History of an English Family. Alice is in the 3rd year of her PhD at Essex University on ‘Public Perceptions and Personal Experiences of Only Children, c. 1850-1950’ and aims tobust the old stereotypes about ‘selfish, smug’ only children’. She blogs weekly on the progress of her research and being a postgraduate student at her blog Alice in Academia and tweets at @alicetheunique.

The next Storying The Past discussion on Alison Light’s Common People will be a bit different to previous ones. As well as running our usual Twitter chat under #storypast, we will have a live audience at the Social History Society conference in Lancaster #SHS40. Three of us will be speaking in person while others manage the Twitter feed, which will be displayed on the conference room’s projection screen. Join…

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