Can a short life be a good life? Brevity in historical biography

Can a short life be a good life? Brevity in historical biography

By Philip Carter ‘Flash Histories’, a recent symposium at the University of Bristol, brought together historians, creative writers and heritage professionals to explore short-form history writing. Topics included history as poetry, museum labelling,...
On writing ‘Mother: An Unconventional History’

On writing ‘Mother: An Unconventional History’

By Sarah Knott For her new book, ‘Mother’, the feminist and historian Professor Sarah Knott chose the striking sub-title ‘An Unconventional History’. Here Sarah explains her choice, the boundaries between conventional and unconventional...
Queer History and the Holocaust

Queer History and the Holocaust

By Anna Hájková Queer victims rarely feature in the historiography of the Holocaust. One of the reasons for this neglect is that they complicate the dominant categories of analysis: we usually regard persecuted homosexuals as gentiles and Jewish victims as...

Digital History: The Future of the Past roundtable

Digital History 20 March 2012 Melissa Terras (UCL); Adam Farquhar (British Library); and Torsten Reimer (JISC) The Future of the Past roundtable   The first roundtable event of the Digital History seminar had some teething problems behind the scenes.  One of the...