Peter Mandler

Trust in Change

Historians and curators in heritage organisations, such as the National Trust, do not invent the past, they uncover it. 

News from Otherwhere

Anthropology's rise in popularity challenged previous ways of thinking about human development.

Waging War in the Name of Anthropology

Peter Mandler explains how the anthropologist Margaret Mead, author of best-selling studies of ‘primitive’ peoples, became a major influence on US military thinking during the Second World War.

The New Internationalism

Global history has become a vigorous field in recent years, examining all parts of the empires of Europe and Asia and moving beyond the confines of ‘top-down’ diplomatic history, as Peter Mandler explains.

What is History for?

Peter Mandler argues that academic historians have a crucial contribution to make to the nation’s cultural life.