History is Not A Comfort Blanket

History is Not A Comfort Blanket

This week, I have been working alongside Bassetlaw Museum to develop their Thanksgiving video content. Nottinghamshire has just gone into a local lockdown, so we wanted to address the thanksgiving story in an appropriate way virtually.  The temptation was to create a...
What Can History Teach us Today?

What Can History Teach us Today?

Inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book ‘Death By Shakespeare’, I began putting together some ideas about how we can use historical figures to explore other important topics: Mary Shelley and gender; Ignatius Sancho and racism; Alan Turing and sexuality. The idea would be...