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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?"
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 […]Read more "Asking the Wrong Questions"
Tickets are now live for Creative Histories 2017, Bristol 19th-21st July.Read more "Creative Histories 2017, Bristol"
Dear academics: I am sorry for ruining all of the words. Here is how it happened: I was doing two things. Consciously, I was marking student work. I try to be fair, kind, and critical, but – as anyone who has done this knows – it is really hard to simultaneously register the good and […]Read more "Painstaking and Curiously Magisterial, in Parts"
There is a collateral danger to the commitment that many historians share to telling the truth about the past: is there only one story to tell? The historians’ options might at first might seem limited, especially when compared to the fiction writer. How would a historian follow James Scott Bell’s advice for planning? To find […]Read more "Plot Like a Poet"