Panel Discussion on the Festival Theme: How the Past and the Present Speak to Each Other

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The Festival theme is inspired by the publication of What is History, Now?, published on the 60th anniversary of E. H. Carr's influential text of the same name.

​Authored by historians Helen Carr (great-granddaughter of E. H. Carr) and Susannah Lipscombe, this groundbreaking new collection addresses the burning issue of how we interpret history today. What stories are told, and by whom, who should be celebrated, and what rewritten, are questions that have been asked recently not just within the history world, but by all of us.

Led by Festival Chairman, Anthony Riches, historian Alex von Tunzelmann (who has a chapter included in the book) and historical novelist Jonathan F Putnam, the panel discuss the importance and challenges of writing history in the 21st Century.

This panel discussion is sponsored by

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