How does in-access to archives provide opportunities to ask alternative questions about the past? Elisabeth Leake reflects on how personal and professional circumstances ultimately shape the histories we produce.
How can we creatively utilize historical research to bring the past to life? Josh Allen discusses the importance of using archival sources, oral histories and material culture in a creative fashion to bring myth, metaphor and anecdote back…
Family history is in robust health, after years in the scholarly wilderness. Sophie Scott-Brown looks at new horizons for this rich seam of history, colliding private with public and biology with culture in provocative ways
Writing the history of IVF means linking the intimate experiences of conception, gestation, and parturition with global and transnational processes. Vera Mackie, Sarah Ferber, and Nicola J. Marks explore.
Creative writing is not a conventional primary source for historians of eastern Africa. However, examining marginalised actors’ histories can be invaluable in filling the gaps left by traditional archives.
Should Friedrich Engels be reappraised as a radical historian for our times? To mark #Engels200, the bicentenary of Engels' birth, Christian Høgsbjerg assesses the revolution in historiography that he helped to foment.
Writing History in a Drought Year.
"I want very much to write history that matters. But it should only matter for a little while:"
Editorial Fellow @menysnoweballes brings our #WritingRadically series to a close.
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…