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...