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Response to Review no. 825

Ian Gwinn’s review of my book is generous, thoughtful and nuanced; it has made me reconsider and recalibrate my thinking about various issues, for which I thank him. He has a clear sense of what I was intending with the book, that is, to challenge and stimulate debate about a wide range of ‘public’ /Continue reading “Response to Review no. 825”

Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture

‘Heritage should not be confused with history. History seeks to convince by truth … Heritage exaggerates and omits, candidly admits and frankly forgets, and thrives on ignorance and error’.(1) David Lowenthal’s remarks on the difference between these two enterprises go a long way to explain why historians have had a rather negative view of publicContinue reading “Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture”