We are interested in history writing and other ways of recording and remembering the past.  We ask how urban and rural people, workers and peasants; Christians, Jews and Muslims; the religiously educated and the technocratic elite; developed different ways of writing, remembering, or commemorating particular events in local, national, or Muslim history. We investigate how accounts of the past are not simply records of fact, but also interventions, as we ask how educational institutions, museums, media organisations and proponents of heritage use history today to shape loyalties and senses of belonging, and whose interests these identities serve. Current research investigates especially cultural memory in and of the 5th – 15th centuries.    ​​

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