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Birkbeck Readers with Helen Carr

Venue: Online

Birkbeck Readers with Helen Carr

Birkbeck Readers invite you to meet with Helen Carr, who was joint editor alongside Suzannah Lipscomb of the highly successful work, What is History, Now? published in 2021 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

Seen as an addition to the discussion started by her great-grandfather E.H. Carr with his seminal text, What is History? Helen and Suzannah’s work addresses the evolution of the discipline of history and the relationship between the study of the past and contemporary concerns. In their volume, which bridges both popular and academic audiences with great success, Carr and Lipscomb invite other historians to join their conversation not only about some more orthodox histories but also those until now considered marginalised.

Join us for an on-line discussion between Helen Carr and Dr. Julia Laite on Tuesday 24th May at 6pm followed by a Q & A. 

Booking is essential so that we may send you the joining link.


This events is part of the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology's Discover the Past events series, open to the public and students. To see the full list of events, visit the Discover the Past web page.

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck has a distinguished tradition as an international centre of excellence. We are the only university department in London to include archaeologists, classicists and historians investigating every period from prehistory to the early twenty-first century. Join us to discover the past and engage with the present across continents and cultures.

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