Historians are tethered to the archive, but sometimes fixing the gaps requires the techniques of a novelist.
History neglected is as troubling as history erased. We need to rethink the discipline.
Will historians see 2020 as the peak of a global crisis – or will the world continue on its perilous course?
Good references are invaluable, not just to give credit, but to build a map of the paths taken for research.
The presence of Covid-19 is a reminder of our new proximity to the fragilities and perils of the past.
In a time of crisis, empathy is the antidote to a culture of naming and shaming.
The government’s count of its citizens is of enormous value to historians.
In a post-truth world, how do we study history?
At what point does memoir become biography and biography become history?
What happened when a historian took the ‘Life in the UK’ test for British citizenship?