Posted on Monday 11th July 2011
A new collection of essays which looks at research into and the writing of local history in the twenty-first century has been published. New Directions in Local History since Hoskins (University of Hertfordshire Press, 2011) looks at how historians use different sources and apply different techniques and approaches to illuminate the study of localities. One of the contributions: 'Locality and diversity; minority ethnic communities in the writing of Birmingham's local history', is by Malcolm Dick, Director of the Centre for West Midlands History. There is a stimulating first essay: 'Introduction: local history in the twenty-first century', by the editors, Christopher Dyer, Andrew Hopper, Evelyn Lord and Nigel Tringham.
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