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Novel Approaches: from academic history to historical fiction - A Virtual Conference

Citation: Phillpott, Matt (2011) Novel Approaches: from academic history to historical fiction - A Virtual Conference. In: Novel Approaches: from academic history to historical fiction, November 2011, virtual conference.

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The relationship between academic history and historical fiction is a subject of great interest to historians. Major academic conferences, for example the American Historical Association gathering last January and the Leeds Medieval Congress this July, have included papers and sessions on the subject, and they are proving among the most lively and well attended. There are numerous examples of historians who have successfully moved into the sphere of fiction, and conversely of authors whose fiction is underpinned by rigorous research. The large and growing public interest in history in Britain takes in both historical fact and historical fiction. And it is clear that many historians were at least in part inspired to pursue historical research by novels that they had read, or indeed are currently either planning to write or are writing their own works of fiction.

Creators: Phillpott, Matt (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5789-7387) and
Subjects: History
Keywords: historical fiction, historiography, virtual conference, newsletter, novels
Divisions: Institute of Historical Research
Dates:
  • 20 November 2011 (published)

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