Future of history
Historians are notoriously unwilling to speculate as to the future, let alone as to the future of their own discipline. Instead, the articles here seek to show history's importance and potential directions in the 21st century.
Click here to read Professor Penelope Corfield on 'Why History matters'
Click here to read Professor David Cannadine on 'Making History'
- David Cannadine, 'Making history now (an inaugural lecture)', History in Focus, 2 (2001)
Justin Champion, 'What are historians for?' Historical Research, OnlineEarly Articles, online 19th July 2007
Stefan Collini, 'E.H. Carr : historian of the future', Times Literary Supplement, March 5th 2008
Penelope J. Corfield, 'Review article: the state of history', Journal of Contemporary History, 36 (2001), 153–61
Alan Munslow, 'What history is', History in Focus, 2 (2001)
Ian K. Steele, 'Where is History Heading', Canadian Journal of History, 39 (2004), 547–555
James Vernon, 'Thoughts on the present 'crisis of history' in Britain', History in Focus, 2 (2001)