History in the Making
A masterclass in dialogue
History in the Making is a series of masterclass interviews which explore the interpretive challenges, creative processes, and editorial decisions, faced by the authors of history today. When can the historian begin to reflect, and write, upon the past as history? How does a film-maker produce the past, from script to screen? What are the curatorial choices confronting designers of historical exhibitions? Works of history – books, films, plays, exhibitions – introduce a past with historical conclusion. In this series, the Centre for Public History attempts to reach beyond historical conclusions, to interrogate the political contexts, cultural influences, and individual choices informing the reconstruction of the past in the present: history in the making.