Afrocentric history emerged strongly during the post-colonial 1960s.
A global approach to African history complements the radical post-colonial histories, while also asserting the role of the continent in the world's global pasts and present.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki is back in the public eye thanks to a series of open letters he’s written since the start of 2016.
Former President Thabo Mbeki’s critique of South African historiography, and his concomitant attempt to correct this body of work, has set off a significant public discussion.
Anne Summers’ 1975 book was, and remains, remarkable for a number of reasons.
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Anne Summers' ambitious 1975 book reframed Australian history by placing women at its centre. It was a book of its time. But its groundbreaking approach ensures it is also a book for today.
at a reconstruction of the Battle of Borodino.
The BBC’s chief contribution to the bicentenary has been to rename itself the Bonapartist Broadcasting Corporation.
EP Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class brought narrative methods to bear on historical scholarship.
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There's no shortage of historical texts, but only a handful are lauded as literature. We can learn valuable lessons by revisiting EP Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class.
Local history has an important place in Australia. The academic world should get involved.
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Local history is one of the most popular forms of history in Australia. Yet there is a yawning gap between the enthusiastic amateur and the academic historian. While some academic historians engage with…