Suzannah Lipscomb

The Continuity of Community

The support and camaraderie of close-knit communities were a double-edged sword. Nothing was private and reputations could be ruined at the twitch of the curtain.

A Ventriloquist Act?

Recent studies show the benefits and limitations of giving voice to the thoughts of our predecessors. 

Fishing for the Facts

E.H. Carr’s belief that the histories we get depend on the questions we ask is more relevant than ever. 

Open Access, Closed Minds

Plans to measure the impact of historical research as if it were a science will mean fewer history books that excite the general reader. 

Make Believe

Historians are tethered to the archive, but sometimes fixing the gaps requires the techniques of a novelist.

A Historic Turning Point?

Will historians see 2020 as the peak of a global crisis – or will the world continue on its perilous course?

Taking Note

Good references are invaluable, not just to give credit, but to build a map of the paths taken for research.