I have been a massive fan of Abbi Jacobson for years. Her TV show Broad City, which she co-created with her best friend Ilana Glazer, will forever be my favourite series and her book I Might Regret This was so inspiring and important to me. When I heard Jacobson was creating a new series about … Continue reading Why ‘A League of Their Own’ is the BEST example of Public History
My 2022 LGBTQ+ History Month WATCHLIST
Happy 1st of February everyone, and more importantly happy LGBTQ+ History Month!! As always my favourite way to celebrate and engage with specific fields of history (especially for the first time) is to watch something related to it. Film and television is by far my favourite medium of Public History, and I think it's ability … Continue reading My 2022 LGBTQ+ History Month WATCHLIST
3 Historical Dramas I want to see get made
In recent years, we have been spoiled by some truly terrific female-driven historical dramas on our TV screen. As someone who is obsessed with TV and with gender history, I have devoured many of these series, and have written extensively about them in these blogposts. There is a definite turn in the way that historical … Continue reading 3 Historical Dramas I want to see get made
Public/Gender History and the rise of the new ‘Historical Woman’
Over the last 18 months, I have been investigating a (relatively new) sub-genre of Public History that I have named Public/Gender History. Public/Gender History represents avenues of Public History (museum exhibits, statues, documentaries, books, films, TV shows, podcasts etc.) that are determined to tell new and improved stories about the history of gender, and more … Continue reading Public/Gender History and the rise of the new ‘Historical Woman’
My Top 5 Female Driven History Dramas
I am unsurprisingly a massive fan of Historical dramas, whether it is based on fictional characters and events (such as the highly anticipated new Netflix show being released on Christmas Day - Bridgeton) or on real life people from history (think the Tudors or Reign). I am also (unsurprisingly again) a massive feminist, and I … Continue reading My Top 5 Female Driven History Dramas
The renewed responsibilities of Public Histories.
For the longest time, I held the belief that Public histories were not just a commendable, but a vital part of the promotion of history in the 21st century. It is undeniable that books, films and television shows are brilliant forums to engage the wider public in periods and events from the past. However, recently … Continue reading The renewed responsibilities of Public Histories.