The HiR Essays

Alongside trying to practically manage the relationship between history and the public good, we also want Historians in Residence to be a place which hosts honest and open discussion on how historical research benefits society. Find our HiR essays below:

From 2017

Tom Kelsey – The first year of HiR scheme

From 2016

Jenny Crane – Historians, Policy and Institutional Memory

William Thomas – The Relevance (and Irrelevance) of History to Policy

Helen McCarthy – Asking the Right Questions about Gender Equality: An Historian’s Perspective

From our launch

Abigail Woods – On how history can benefit policy

Jon Wilson – On what he sees the HiR scheme achieving