Tag Archives: social history

Digital Decay: Should historians be worried?

The problem of ‘digital decay’ could become a difficult challenge for historians in the future. We re-publish a piece on this tricky conundrum from April, 2015. Here’s a major technological challenge that might face the next generation of historians. Everybody … Continue reading

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Restoring the past for the present: The case of Clandon Park House

Being a historian can open many interesting doors, sometimes in the most surprising ways. Just before it closed for the winter, I was recently invited by friends to visit an ambitious conservation and restoration project at Clandon Park House, which … Continue reading

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In Praise of Python: the impact of a comedy classic on the 1970s

And now for something completely different. I am a major fan of Monty Python’s Flying Circus – I always have been, and always will be. In fact, I tend to lose any objectivity as a historian when it comes to … Continue reading

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