Speaker: Jackie Eales (Canterbury Christ Church University/Historical Association)
Jackie Eales starts by questioning what she does when she writes history. How does she use sources? What controls does she place on her interpretations? Eales also brings in another ‘rabbit’ – popular history (its got to that time of the day when metaphors are floating around!). Popular history bridges the gap between the two forms of writing about the past and perhaps suggests both a benefit and a danger to the provision of historical knowledge.