What is History Now?

David Cannadine

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the evolution of historical writing in Great Britain. It discusses the unchanging essentials and criticisms that constantly characterised disagreements and discussions about the purpose and nature of history. It also highlights the problems and possibilities of history now and in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Promotion of Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationLectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191734861
ISBN (Print)0197263127, 9780197263129
StatePublished - Jan 31 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • British academy
  • Centenary celebration
  • Great Britain
  • Historical writing
  • History


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