Book Club: November

History in Practice (Third Edition) by Ludmilla Jordanova




A surprisingly slim volume, given the extensive terrain covered, History in Practice is a thought-provoking and wide-ranging resource for any writer who wants to engage deeply with the past and write about it in the present. The author writes: "There is no such thing as unbiased history, but there is such a thing as balanced, self-aware history" and "for a conviction to be heartfelt need not imply it is unreflexive." Examining history in the humanities, social sciences, public and digital spheres, Jordanova's book is welcomingly "balanced", "self-aware", and "heartfelt". You practice what you preach.