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.
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?
Radicals and revolutionaries found inspiration in the study of Greece and Rome.
Historians often envisage a gulf between family history and other engagements with the past, but they can easily overlap.
Restoring women to history presents challenges – and some opposition.
We like historical films to be factually accurate, but we also like them to reflect our sensibilities.
How does the reader decide if a history book is worth their time?