Making History

Moving With the Times?

Approaching history through ideas – how people thought – is not the only method, but it is one that has stood the test of time.

In Defence of Boring Books

What is the most boring history book you have read, and why? Excruciating tedium can have intellectual value, says George Garnett.

Arguing with the Dead

Medieval historians are a small band. Departed greats such as James Campbell remain with us as long as we seek their opinions.

Reflecting on the Past

A valedictory column provides a chance to reflect on a decade grappling with what history is and how it should be written.