New College of the Humanities

Paul Lay

Six titles have made the shortlist for our annual book prize.

Historiography is one of the essential tools for unlocking the past. Without it, history is a bloodless pursuit. 

The Alaska Purchase was signed on March 30th, 1867.

History on television is long overdue a radical rethink.

The relentless scramble for dubious parallels reveals worrying levels of historical illiteracy.

The events of 2016 may seem bleak, but the study of history offers some context for those who believe we are living through the worst of times.