Celebrating 1 Year of History Indoors!

This week marks the celebration of the 1st Birthday of History Indoors. It seems only yesterday that Michael kicked...

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Should local artefacts be preserved in local museums?

Ah, the museum. To some, an afternoon in one is worse than watching paint dry. For many a history...

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Is the colon overused in historical titles?

No, I don’t mean the organ in our bodies. I mean the : in historical writings. What I’m about...

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Should historical TV dramas come with a warning label that they may include fictitious content?

I skirted around this question in my last blog. There I argued the benefits of historical TV dramas in...

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Civil War, Revolution, Rebellion? What on earth do we call it?

I don’t know about you, but I find that in History names can cause really big arguments. Was it...

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Historical computer games and collective memory

Historical computer games, much like historical films, are perhaps entitled to a little ‘artistic licence’. The obvious example being...

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The positive uses of TV as Public History

In 1994 social historian Raphael Samuel warned those associated with the academic discipline of history to not dismiss the...

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The Planners dilemma: Do we really need old buildings?

I thought I would briefly write about a question that has been on my mind for quite some time...

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