Resurrecting the Past: How to Write History that Matters and Makes a Difference

Lecture Description

“History matters–and when done well, it has the power to change the world. Our job as historians is to make the dead past live again. We must read deeply and rethink old narratives; look at the past with new eyes; and practice telling good stories. The future of the profession depends on it.”

This lecture offers practical writing and storytelling advice for anyone interested in making history matter; in telling stories that influence public policy; and using history as a tool to inspire and even change the present.

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General and Historiography Teaching

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