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Published 16th September.


Edited by Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb and featuring contributions from Peter Frankopan and Simon Schama, What Is History Now? is intended to address how we interpret history today—"what stories are told, and by whom, who should be celebrated, and what should be rewritten?".


Contributors will be a diverse mix of bestselling names and emerging voices, covering 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.


Contributors include the classicist and BBC presenter Bettany Hughes, historian and author Dan Jones, Oxford sinologist Rana Mitter and historian and authorJaipreet Virdi, whose work focuses on how medicince and technology impact on disabled people. 


Carr and Lipscomb will also each contribute an essay.


Professor 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 sixteenth century and has written and hosted over 40 hours of historical documentaries for TV.


Helen Carr is a medieval historian, documentary history producer and is currently researching her PhD in emotional history. Helen is the author of The Red Prince, a biography of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, and regular contributor for BBC History Magazine and the New Statesman. Helen produces and presents the podcast, Hidden Histories. E.H. Carr was her great-grandfather.

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