Public/Gender History and the rise of the new ‘Historical Woman’

Over the last 18 months, I have been investigating a (relatively new) sub-genre of Public History that I have named Public/Gender History. Public/Gender History represents avenues of Public History (museum exhibits, statues, documentaries, books, films, TV shows, podcasts etc.) that are determined to tell new and improved stories about the history of gender, and more … Continue reading Public/Gender History and the rise of the new ‘Historical Woman’

My Top 5 Female Driven History Dramas

I am unsurprisingly a massive fan of Historical dramas, whether it is based on fictional characters and events (such as the highly anticipated new Netflix show being released on Christmas Day - Bridgeton) or on real life people from history (think the Tudors or Reign). I am also (unsurprisingly again) a massive feminist, and I … Continue reading My Top 5 Female Driven History Dramas

The renewed responsibilities of Public Histories.

For the longest time, I held the belief that Public histories were not just a commendable, but a vital part of the promotion of history in the 21st century. It is undeniable that books, films and television shows are brilliant forums to engage the wider public in periods and events from the past. However, recently … Continue reading The renewed responsibilities of Public Histories.