Crime, gender, and reading lists

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 […]

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Creative Histories Blog Series

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 […] […]

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Asking the Wrong Questions

Who matters? Recently, I came across this tweet from the historian Greg Jenner. So, @HistoryExtra asked its readers to nominate the most interesting historical figure – here is the shortlist… #Twitterstorians pic.twitter.com/2dHCqhCEDS — Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) June 30, 2017 What Greg goes on to point out is just how depressingly predictable the list is. It’s […]

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