In commissioning this feature, editorial fellow Rachel Moss asked contributors: how can we radically re-imagine the writing of history? Over the next few weeks, our contributors reply with creative new methods, sources and forms that they are using to reshape what history writing can look like. In this instalment, Niamh […]
The gatekeepers of history have tended to take few risks. Julia Laite argues for a less certain, more quantum kind of history in the latest in our #WritingRadically series.
What challenges do we face in narrating living memory as history, asks Helen Kingstone, and how can oral history challenge linear stories and foster intergenerational generational exchange.
A speculative methodology can also be a deeply political response to the conventions of archival research, argues Sonja Boon in our Writing Radically series.
“You don’t know what you had until you lost it”: at a time when few of us can travel far, Catherine Fletcher asks what role travel plays in the historical process.
After several dramatic protest confrontations with the U.S. government, by the mid-1970s radical Native American sovereignty activists had begun to regularly travel to Europe to build alliances in order to pressure the United States government from the outside to adopt a policy of Indian sovereignty. György Tóth explores friendship & solidarity in these transatlantic alliances, and shows how breaking down stereotypes & building strong interpersonal relationships was fundamental to the success of the movement.
For our new series on Writing Radically we asked: how can we radically re-imagine the writing of history? Will Pooley discusses the radical role of grammar.