What is History, Now?
Saturday 9 October
Lord Leycester Hospital
3.00pm – please note later time
Inspired by the influential text What is History? by Helen Carr’s great-grandfather, E.H. Carr, and published on the 60th anniversary of that book, this is a ground-breaking new collection addressing the burning issue of how we interpret history today.
What stories are told, and by whom, who should be celebrated, and what rewritten, are questions that have been asked recently not just within the history world, but by all of us. Featuring a diverse mix of writers, both bestselling names and emerging voices, this is the history book we need NOW.
Join the collection editors, Suzannah Lipscomb and Helen Carr, as they discuss topics such as the history of racism and anti-racism, queer history, the history of faith, the history of disability, environmental history, escaping imperial nostalgia, hearing women’s voices and ‘rewriting’ the past.