Ian Mortimer


What Isn't History?


  1. Originality in history (originally published in the TLS, 2008)
  2. The Paris catacombs (previously unpublished)
  3. What isn't history? (originally published in the Historical Association's journal History, 2008)
  4. The historian as virtual time traveller (originally published in History Today, 2008)
  5. History in education (previously unpublished)
  6. Breaking the evidence barrier (originally published in History Today, 2010)
  7. Wikipedia and the ship of fools (previously unpublished)
  8. The art of history (originally published in Historically Speaking: the Bulletin of the Historical Society, 2010)
  9. Historical novelists should not be afraid of telling lies (originalkly published in BBC History Magazine, 2010)
  10. Why historians should write fiction (originally published in Past and Future: the magazine of the Institute of Historical Research, 2011)
  11. Creative non-fiction (text of a lecture delivered to the Friends of the National Archives, 2012)
  12. Twelve hints for writing history for the public (handout for a lecture delivered at the University of Nottingham, 2011)
  13. The importance of archives
  14. The problems of visiting the past in fact and fiction (text of a lecture delivered to the Historical Novel Society Conference, 2012)