This blog is all about documenting the ways in which history is portrayed in the modern world, and how we deal with it. The most obvious examples are films, TV series, documentaries, computer games and associated media. However, the reality is that there is so much more going on out there, from historical reenactment, to performances of long-lost music. People are endlessly inventive, and as new technologies are developed, we are increasingly using these to interact with our own history. The past is not a static thing, and this blog documents the ways in which it changes.
There are other blogs that approach this subject in part, but to my knowledge, this is the only one that attempts to cover ‘all of history’ and ‘all of popular culture’.
I run this blog and my name is Ross Wittenham Fisher. You can find me on Twitter at @rosswittenham. I count myself as part of the #twitterstorians crowd, but unlike many of my peers, I am not an academic. I like computer games, TV series, and historically inaccurate Hollywood crowd-pleasers. I am particularly aware that as a white, middle class, Englishman, my view of history has a particular filter. I am very keen to hear from people who can complement that viewpoint.
I like to arrange blog exchanges and guest posts with other bloggers, so if you feel you have something to add, don’t be bashful about it.
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