A ‘Creative Histories’ Mini-Series

Mark Hailwood & Laura Sangha

Over the past couple of years the pair of us have had the pleasure of being involved in a series of events around the theme of ‘creative histories’, curated by the fertile brains behind the Storying the Past reading group.

Put simply, the aim of these conversations has been to encourage participants – which have included academic historians, authors, singer-songwriters, teachers, filmmakers and many others – to talk and think about the creative elements of historical research, writing, teaching, and consumption.

If this sounds like your kind of thing then you can read a whole host of blog posts that have emerged from these events, over at the Storying the Past blog. No need to do anything creative at this stage, simply click here.

But we thought it might be nice to collate the contributions that we have made to these conversations into a monster mini-series, to draw them to the attention of any of our readers who might have missed them, and hopefully to whet your appetite for reading more over at Storying the Past.

So, this week we will be re-blogging our posts here, as follows:

Tuesday: Laura Sangha, ‘Creative history is…?

Wednesday: Mark Hailwood, ‘“As I Went Forth One Summer’s Day”: Putting the Story in Early Modern History

Thursday: Mark Hailwood, ‘Historical Fiction and the “Pastness” of the Way People Think

Friday: Laura Sangha, ‘The Living, the Dead and the Very Very Dead: Ethics for Historians

As ever, we welcome your comments and thoughts, either below the line or via twitter using the hashtag #manyheadedmonster and the handles @_drsang and/or @mark_hailwood.

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