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What is History, Now? In conversation with Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb

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Join Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb in conversation about their latest book, What is History, Now?

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Join Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb in conversation about their latest book, What is History, Now?, a ground breaking collection of essays addressing the burning issue of how we interpret history today.

Inspired by the influential text What is History? authored by Helen Carr's great-grandfather, E.H. Carr, What is History, Now? covers topics such as queer history, the history of faith, the history of disability, environmental history, the history of racism and anti-racism, escaping imperial nostalgia, hearing women's voices and 'rewriting' the past.

Featuring a diverse mix of writers, with both bestselling names and emerging voices, the book is a timely collection studying our relationship with the past and the present.

Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb will be in conversation with Jess Nelson, Head of Collections at The National Archives.

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Helen Carr is a writer, historian, podcaster and TV producer. She is the author of The Red Prince, the Sunday Times best-selling biography of John of Gaunt (2021) and is currently working on a doctorate at Queen Mary University in medieval emotions. Helen is due to publish her next book, This England, a new history of the 14th century, in 2024 (Hutchinson Heinemann) and is a columnist and features writer for BBC History Magazine. She is E.H Carr’s great-granddaughter.

Suzannah Lipscomb is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. She is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical History, and a columnist for History Today. She is the author of five books on the 16th century and has written and hosted over 40 hours of historical documentaries for TV.

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The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales.  We are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.

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